Retired Admiral Offers Perspective On Navy Controversy

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Thomas Modly, acting secretary of the U.S. Navy, resigned Tuesday amid uproar over his handling of a coronavirus outbreak on an aircraft carrier. He fired the USS Theodore Roosevelt's captain after he pleaded for help in a letter leaked to media.

Modly apologized Monday after it emerged that he had called Captain Brett Crozier's actions "naive" and "stupid."

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with James Stavridis (@stavridisj), a retired U.S. Navy admiral who also served as NATO Supreme Allied Commander.

This segment aired on April 8, 2020.


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