Courtney Kube
Courtney Kube
NBC News Correspondent covering National Security & the Pentagon. Links and re-tweets are not endorsements. Opinions are my own.Source
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Navy secretary strongly considering resigning over Trump's meddling in SEAL case

Navy secretary strongly considering resigning over Trump's meddling in SEAL case

Military leaders hoping to keep the Secretary of the Navy from quitting lobbied President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One to stop intervening in the case of a Navy SEAL accused of murder, say five current and one former military and defense officials. On Thursday Trump waded once again into the case of Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL accused of murdering a wounded ISIS militant in Iraq in 2017. Gallagher was acquitted by a military court but found guilty of posing with the dead prisoner's body. Trump, who had previously restored Gallagher’s rank, denounced a new Navy...

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In surprise move, admiral tapped to lead U.S. Navy declines job, retires instead

In surprise move, admiral tapped to lead U.S. Navy declines job, retires instead

WASHINGTON — The man set to take over as the head of the Navy declined the position over the weekend, less than one month before he was scheduled to begin the job. In a statement, Adm. Bill Moran confirmed that he had declined the appointment to Chief of Naval Operations, and regretted “any inconvenience” his decision caused President Donald Trump and Navy Secretary Richard Spencer. He said that though it was painful for him to retire instead, he did not wish to be an “impediment” to the Navy. Said Moran, “I made this difficult decision based on an open investigation into the nature of some...

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