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Acting US Navy Secretary: 'I stand by every word I said' after leak of carrier speech

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    dubteedub
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    Annnnnd he has now been forced to resign. Good riddance. Acting Navy Secretary resigns after calling ousted aircraft carrier captain 'stupid'

    Annnnnd he has now been forced to resign. Good riddance.

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    1. Loire
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      It seems it was Trump that wanted Crozier gone in the first place. Another lackey taking the fall for Trump? How many more people are willing to shield the man?

      It seems it was Trump that wanted Crozier gone in the first place. Another lackey taking the fall for Trump? How many more people are willing to shield the man?

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  2. skybrian
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    From the article: A transcript seems to be here.

    From the article:

    In the speech to the crew over the ship's public address system, Modly criticized Capt. Brett Crozier for broadly emailing a letter last week requesting assistance for the ship's personnel as more crew members tested positive for the coronavirus. The letter was later published by Crozier's hometown newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle.

    The ship, which had been on deployment, is in Guam, where leaders are systematically removing personnel from the carrier and putting them in quarantine. More than 150 sailors have tested positive for Covid-19.

    A transcript, as well as the audio of Modly's remarks to the crew, were leaked to several media outlets Monday.

    A transcript seems to be here.

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