U.S. Navy Secretary Asked To Resign After Handling Of SEAL Accused Of War Crimes

Published: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 12:37pm
Updated: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 2:14pm
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Richard V. Spencer.

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer was asked to resign over the weekend. Reportedly, the Defense Secretary Mark Esper and President Trump lost confidence in Spencer over his handling of a case involving a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq, who was recently pardoned.

When the president took office, he talked about his affection for generals and the military, but that was before the departures of James Mattis and H.R. McMaster, among others, from his cabinet.

To talk about his, The Show reached out to Daniel Rothenberg from Arizona State University’s Center on the Future of War.


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