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by Oui on Fri Apr 3rd, 2020 at 08:58:17 PM EST
USS Theodore Roosevelt -- Capt. Brett Crozier

by Oui on Sat Apr 4th, 2020 at 05:57:07 PM EST
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There is a story behind a paywall that the Assistant SecNav has gone to the Teddy Roosevelt and tongue lashed the crew for cheering.
by StillInTheWilderness on Tue Apr 7th, 2020 at 02:00:26 PM EST
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One can only hope the rank-and-file finally figure out from this how much the Cheeto in Chief and his minions really have their backs.
by rifek on Wed Apr 8th, 2020 at 03:08:35 PM EST
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Navy in crisis: Top leader's resignation roils service in the middle of a pandemic
An aircraft carrier sidelined by a coronavirus outbreak. A promising captain fired for requesting help as infections spread among his 5,000 sailors. And a service leaderless once more, after the acting Navy secretary resigned Tuesday following an uproar over a profanity-laced address to the ship's crew.

The Navy has weathered its share of crises, and in the past few months saw the previous Navy secretary forced out over his handling of a war crimes case, and the man selected to be its top admiral instead retire due to an improper professional relationship with a former staffer who was accused of making unwanted sexual advances to several women.

Yet the resignation of acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly leaves the service lurching in the middle of a devastating pandemic that has roiled global markets, upended everyday life and left tens of thousands dead around the world.

It also projects the wrong image to America's enemies and allies, as a cascading series of leadership changes calls into question the stability of America's sea service.

"There is never a good time for a crisis in leadership, but having it in the middle of a pandemic is a particularly awful time," said Ray Mabus, who served as Navy secretary under former President Barack Obama.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Apr 8th, 2020 at 04:44:19 PM EST
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The most important part of that is:

sends the wrong message

People dying is "Who Cares?" but



She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed Apr 8th, 2020 at 11:45:24 PM EST
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