chief of naval operations

  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2019

    Fired Navy Leader Highly Critical of Trump in SEAL Case

    Richard Spencer, who was fired at Navy secretary for his handling of a SEAL war crimes case championed by President Donald Trump, wrote Wednesday that the commander in chief “has very little understanding” of how the American military works. The extraordinary accusation came in an opinion piece published on The Washington Post’s website Wednesday evening, three days after he was...

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    SEALs Face Review Following Death of Islamic State Militant

    Navy officials on Wednesday notified a SEAL convicted of posing with a dead Islamic State militant and three of his superior officers during a 2017 deployment to Iraq that all four will face a review to determine if they should remain on the elite force. Attorneys for Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher said the Navy is trying to remove his...

  • Donald Trump Aug 2, 2019

    War Crimes-Related Case Tossed Against SEAL Platoon Leader

    A Navy admiral dismissed charges Thursday against an officer accused of covering up war crimes by a Navy SEAL later acquitted of murder, and ordered a review of the service’s justice system. The action by the chief of naval operations in the case of Lt. Jacob Portier is the latest blow to military prosecutors and comes a month after a...

  • Donald Trump Jul 31, 2019

    Trump Strips Achievement Medals From Prosecutors in SEAL Chief's Case

    Navy officials said Wednesday they are pulling achievement medals from prosecutors who argued the case against a decorated Navy SEAL who was acquitted in the death of a wounded Islamic State captive after President Donald Trump intervened.

  • NBC Sep 26, 2017

    Pacific Fleet Commander to Retire in Wake of Deadly Crashes

    The commander of the United States Pacific Fleet is retiring after learning there’s no possibility of him being promoted out of his current job, he told NBC News on Monday....
    Admiral Scott Swift was in charge of the Pacific Fleet during the period this summer when two different ship crashes left 17 sailors dead. Swift said that Chief of Naval Operations...

  • Asher Klein Aug 22, 2017

    Remains of Some Missing US Sailors Found on Damaged Destroyer USS McCain

    Navy divers searching a flooded compartment of the USS John S. McCain found remains of some of the 10 sailors missing in a collision between the warship and an oil tanker, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Tuesday as he promised a full investigation. Adm. Scott Swift also said at a news conference in Singapore, where the McCain is now...

  • Asher Klein Aug 22, 2017

    Search Underway for Missing Sailors; Navy Chief Orders Probe

    The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker in Southeast Asia, leaving 10 U.S. sailors missing and five injured. It was the second major collision in two months involving the 7th Fleet. Seven sailors died in June when the USS...

  • Donald Trump Aug 17, 2017

    ‘We're Always Stronger Together': Military Leaders Denounce Hatred After Charlottesville

    Five top U.S. military officers condemned bigotry following the white-nationalist led protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, even as President Donald Trump reverted to his initial position of blaming both sides for violence there. Their comments appear to stray from those of Trump, who said the “alt-left” should also be held accountable.

  • Donald Trump Apr 5, 2017

    Top General Calls on Congress' Failure On Budget ‘Malpractice'

    The Army’s top officer admonished Congress on Wednesday for its inability to approve a defense spending bill for the current fiscal year and rejected the notion the legislative breakdown represents a new reality on Capitol Hill that the armed forces should become accustomed to. “Failure to pass the budget, in my view as an American citizen and the chief of...

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