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US Navy Blames Collisions on Operations Pace, Failure to Prioritize Safety

The U.S. Navy is blaming the high pace of operations, budget uncertainty and naval leaders who put their mission before safety for recent deadly incidents at sea. The destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker last month off the coast of Singapore, leaving 10 U.S. sailors dead and five injured. And the USS Fitzgerald, another destroyer, collided with a container ship in waters off Japan in June, killing seven sailors. The collisions are still under investigation, but at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday, the chief…

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