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Pensacola Victims: Three Hopeful Men at the Dawn of Naval Careers

The sailors who were fatally shot on Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola had only recently arrived to train in naval aviation, grieving relatives said.

seal - The New York Times
4:40pm PST - December 8th, 2019

Our father helped found the future Navy SEALs. His vision didn't include Edward Gallagher.

The founder of 'Hell Week' and elite teams that became the Navy SEALs knew valor alone was worthless. A SEAL must embody duty and honor, too.

seal - USA Today
2:00am PST - December 3rd, 2019

Trump backing the Navy SEAL acquitted in brutal war-crimes case has reportedly hurt relationship with Pentagon

The war-crimes case of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher has left President Donald Trump in a fraught relationship with the Pentagon, according to a new report by The New York Times. Chief Petty Officer Gallagher has been at the center of a two-year affair that bega…

seal - Business Insider
1:48pm PST - December 1st, 2019

Fired Navy Secretary Criticizes Trump’s ‘Shocking and Unprecedented’ Intervention in Navy SEAL Case

Richard Spencer, who was fired for his handling of the Edward Gallagher case, wrote that the president “has very little understanding” of how the American military works.

seal - Time
11:49am PST - November 28th, 2019

Navy Drops Effort to Expel From SEALs 3 Officers Linked to Gallagher

After President Trump intervened to stop the Navy from disciplining Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, the service called off reviews of three SEAL officers who were the chief’s superiors in Iraq.

seal - The New York Times
4:57pm PST - November 27th, 2019

3 more SEALs in Gallagher case will not lose their Trident pins: Navy

The Navy has decided that three other officers involved in the Eddie Gallagher case will also not lose their Trident Pins.

seal - ABC News
3:55pm PST - November 27th, 2019

Paul Rudd's story about crafting a fake ID in high school is hilariously ridiculous

Paul Rudd may be a splendid actor, but he's significantly less so when it comes to making fake IDs. During a casual discussion about height with Stephen Colbert, Rudd broke off from explaining how he'd like to be 6'2" to tell a random story from his younger d…

seal - Mashable
5:09am PST - November 27th, 2019

Turkey says Russian S-400s will not be integrated into NATO systems

Turkey will not integrate Russian S-400 missile systems into the NATO security or air defense systems, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told a forum, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Tuesday.

seal - Reuters
9:33am PST - November 26th, 2019

Former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer says Trump’s Involvement In SEAL Case Sends Bad Message

Former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, who was fired for allegedly attempting to make a deal with President Trump in the case of SEAL Edward Gallagher, says Trump is sending a bad message to troops.

seal - Time
8:44am PST - November 26th, 2019

We Trust the Navy SEALs to Protect America. Trump Should Trust Them to Judge Themselves

President Donald Trump’s interference on military justice is without precedent in American history, and represents a disturbing disagreement in civilian-military relations. On Sunday the Secretary of Defense Mark Esper asked for and received the resignation o…

seal - Time
1:00pm PST - November 25th, 2019

Trump Ordered Pentagon Not to Oust Navy SEAL From Elite Unit

Defense Secretary Esper’s confirmation of the order is the latest turn in extraordinary events that pitted the president against his senior military leadership.

seal - The New York Times
9:22am PST - November 25th, 2019

Trump ordered Gallagher be allowed to retire as Navy SEAL, defense secretary says

Defense Secretary Mark Esper revealed on Monday that it was President Donald Trump who ultimately ordered Eddie Gallagher be allowed to retire as a Navy SEAL.

seal - ABC News
9:15am PST - November 25th, 2019

The defense secretary said the President ordered him to allow a service member accused of war crimes to remain in the elite force

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said President Donald Trump ordered him to allow a controversial Navy SEAL accused of war crimes to keep his status in the elite service, despite resistance from Navy leaders.

seal - CNN
8:47am PST - November 25th, 2019

Trump ordered Pentagon to let Navy SEAL keep Trident pin

U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to let a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct keep his Trident pin designating him as a member of the elite force, instead of holding an internal review, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday.

seal - Reuters
8:06am PST - November 25th, 2019

Why Trump Went to War With the Navy Over a SEAL Accused of War Crimes

Trump's decision to pardon Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher has unleashed chaos — and led to the ouster of the Secretary of the Navy.

seal - Vice News
7:50am PST - November 25th, 2019

Navy SEAL case closed as far as top U.S. general concerned

The top U.S. general said on Monday that as far as he was concerned the case of a Navy SEAL, who was convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq, was now closed, a day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navy's top civilian over the saga.

seal - Reuters
1:56am PST - November 25th, 2019

Pentagon Chief Fires Navy Secretary Over SEAL Controversy

Mark Esper on Sunday fired the Navy’s top official, ending a clash between President Trump and military leaders over the fate of a SEAL.

seal - Time
7:54pm PST - November 24th, 2019

US Navy chief Richard Spencer asked to resign over Seal case

Richard Spencer is told to step down over the case of a Navy Seal accused of war crimes.

seal - BBC News
5:07pm PST - November 24th, 2019

Read: Navy Secretary Richard Spencer's resignation letter

Defense Secretary Mark Esper "fired" Navy Secretary Richard Spencer for going outside of his chain of command by proposing a "secret agreement with the White House" in the case of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, according to a senior defense official.

seal - CNN
3:54pm PST - November 24th, 2019

Official says White House gave Navy go-ahead on Gallagher

A disciplinary proceeding could cost a SEAL his position in the elite unit.

seal - ABC News
2:23pm PST - November 24th, 2019

Pentagon chief Mark Esper asked for Navy secretary's resignation over secret proposal in Navy SEAL's war crimes case

Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper asked Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer's resignation on Sunday over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq, the Washington Post reported. Spencer's resignation comes after days of back-and-forth …

seal - Business Insider
2:14pm PST - November 24th, 2019

Navy SEALs Case Reveals Broad Scope of a President’s Military Powers

President Trump raised eyebrows when he said he would reverse a decision to remove a convicted sailor from the Navy SEALs. But on military matters, a president has few limits.

seal - The New York Times
10:45am PST - November 23rd, 2019

WATCH: Trump, Navy disagree on SEAL's status

U.S. Navy leadership is deciding whether Special Warfare Chief Eddie Gallagher can keep his status as a SEAL as President Donald Trump tweets support of Gallagher.

seal - ABC News
9:13pm PST - November 21st, 2019

Donald Trump says he will block military from removing Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher

Eddie Gallagher is one of several military justice cases that have become causes for conservatives who say the men were treated unfairly.

seal - USA Today
6:48am PST - November 21st, 2019

As Admiral Moved to Expel a Navy SEAL, He Kept an Eye on Trump

The commander of the Navy SEALs began the process that could eject Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher from the force after the White House did not push back, Navy officials said.

seal - The New York Times
5:50pm PST - November 20th, 2019