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Acting Navy secretary resigns after controversial comments to aircraft carrier crew

Apr 07, 2020 - The Miami Herald
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SAN DIEGO Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned Tuesday, a day after audio from his address to the crew of the San Diego-based carrier Theodore Roosevelt leaked to the media, news reports say. In the speech Modly called the ship's commander he fired "too naive or too stupid" for command, according to reports from multiple news agencies. The San Diego Union-Tribune has not verified the reports. Neither the acting secretary's office nor the Pentagon would comment when reached via phone Tu...