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Naval Commanders In 2 Deadly Ship Collisions Face Criminal Charges05:00
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Damage is seen on the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald at its mother port in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo on June 18, 2017. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
Damage is seen on the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald at its mother port in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo on June 18, 2017. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
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The commanding officers of two Navy vessels will face court-martial charges for separate deadly collisions involving the USS Fitzgerald and USS McCain last year in the Pacific. The Navy's report on the collisions indicates they were preventable.

Here & Now's Robin Young discusses possible charges the officers face with NPR's Greg Myre (@gregmyre1).

This segment aired on January 17, 2018.

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