Broken ships. Poor training. Ignored warnings. Twin tragedies. The world’s most powerful armada in decline.
How the Navy failed its sailors
Investigation finds officials ignored warnings for years before one of the deadliest crashes in decades.
ProPublica’s examination of the causes behind two fatal collisions in the Pacific has set off an intense conversation among current and former Navy sailors and commanders as well as everyday citizens about the state of the U.S. Navy.
Senate Committee Grills Navy Official Over 2017 Collisions, Seeking Data to Prove Conditions Have Changed
During an Armed Services Committee hearing that referenced ProPublica’s investigation into the deadly mishaps, a senator pressed the top commander in the Pacific to give “real numbers,” “not promises and not good feelings.”
Snapshots of the sailors who perished in a pair of collisions in the Pacific in 2017.
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