Shocking as it may seem - there are a lot of people who are only now starting to see the light on LCS.
Equally shocking - they have not been readers of this blog and others over the last half decade and as such, don't have the full background of the whole nasty bucket of goo.
Picking up the thread of his work, Phil Ewing, Galrahn, and this blog; over at Wired David Axe has a nice "Readers Digest Condensed Books" summary of the last decade of LCS fail.
Instead, we have the LCS, the “wrong ship at the wrong time,” to quote retired Navy Cmdr. John Patch. “It is clear that the Littoral Combat Ship program cannot live up to expectations,” Patch wrote in January. “Yet the surface Navy still badly needs low-end ships.”
It’s a need the Navy cannot now meet, thanks to the overwrought, underthought LCS and its human enablers. So we might as well learn to do without.
UPDATE: Galrahn has been inspired. He'll post his thoughts today over at ID.