ProPublica Report on the US Navy and the USS McCain and USS Fitzgerald Collisions

This isn’t the type of thing I usually write about on this blog, but I stayed up late a few mornings ago reading it and felt that it needed to be shared. “Years of Warning, Then Death and Disaster,” subtitled “How the Navy failed its sailors” is a very damning and depressing report on what allowed the USS McCain and USS Fitzgerald collisions to happen and how there were officers giving the chain of command information and suggestions that could have prevented them from ever happening. The Navy that is described in this article is not the Navy that I grew up around. The Navy in this article is not properly prepared to defend this country and its interests. This article does describe a national security crisis and I’m afraid that the current situation in government is overshadowing it. If it worries you as much as it worries me, bring this article to the attention of your Senators and your Representative.



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