USS Fitzgerald collision: Trump criticised for leaving key posts unfilled

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Lack of navy secretary and ambassador to Japan could hamper communications in search for missing crew, says former official

Donald Trump has been criticised for delays in appointing a navy secretary and ambassador to Japan, leaving a communications vacuum as the countries continued their search for seven missing sailors off the east coast of Japan.

The commanding officer of the USS Fitzgerald, Bryce Benson, and two other crew were injured after the vessel collided with a Philippine-registered container ship before dawn on Saturday.

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