The Navy has already decided to repair USS Miami for a cost of $400 million.
The LA class boats can get 10 to 20 years of life after Engineered Refueling Overhaul (ERO).
USS Miami could be in service until the early 2030’s.
Well worth the money.
And look at it this way...not only will Miami be refueled and ready to go for up to another 2 decades, she will be going back to sea with the latest and greatest technologies that can be fitted within her hull design.
With the ongoing lack of will in congress to fund stepping up the Virginia class builds yea this is likely for the best. It's bad news though when even loosing one ship can put significant load on others to take up the slack. It's PP Planning and a dangerous plan. You have to have a causality cushion and today's numbers don't allow for such.