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Six officials with first-hand knowledge of the surface force then and now spoke to Defense News leading up to the anniversary of the McCain collision.
After two catastrophic collisions in 2017, the U.S. Navy moved forward with dozens of recommendations meant to ensure it couldn’t happen again. But during this process, something became clear: Despite spending billions of dollars on readiness initiatives, the Navy’s mishap rate hadn’t improved in the last 30 years.
The findings of the comprehensive reviews of the 2017 collisions of the guided-missile destroyers Fitzgerald and McCain have prompted the Navy to devote greater attention to the fundamentals of warfighting.
White House tells Navy to keep destroyer McCain ‘out of sight’ during Trump visit to Japan, report says
A tarp was draped over the ship’s name, and sailors wearing caps bearing the name John S. McCain were given the day off to avoid potential sightings.
By Jon Simkins