It was a bad idea to bring them back in the 1980s.
They were brought back because of the Kirovs. The Kirovs were also the reason we have Tico Cruisers instead of Tico Destroyers
And a quick fix for Lehmans (spit) grand idea of a 600 ship Navy.
The only bennie that they had were the the Tomahawk box launchers. At the time, capable of carrying more tomahawks than any other ship. Until VLS came along.
The Iowas were not good for NGFS. But they were the excuse used to stop further design work on the programs in the pipeline. Bringing them back set NGFS behind 10-20 yrs. We cancelled the programs that we were already working on. And didn't start any new ones.
If we didn't bring the battleships back, the 8"/55 Mk 71mount would most likely have been brought into production and equipped Tico cruisers as originally designed and most likely retrofitted to Sprucans and incorporated in the Burkes as well.
Instead the navy decided that we didn't need to do that and NGF programs got cut with the Battleships as a prime reason. The old save money short term, we will figure out something later.