US acting navy secretary resigns after insulting ousted commander

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Defence secretary accepts Thomas Modly’s resignation after he called captain who warned about coronavirus on ship ‘naive’

The acting secretary of the US navy, Thomas Modly, has resigned after delivering a speech to the crew of an aircraft carrier denigrating their former commander, whom Modly fired when the commander’s appeal for help dealing with a coronavirus outbreak on the ship was leaked.

The scandal surrounding the USS Theodore Roosevelt, a nuclear-powered carrier now docked in Guam with half its crew on shore, has created a leadership crisis in the navy.

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