The skipper knew what he was doing and the irony is, the navy is now addressing his concerns. He fell on his sword to force the situation. I would have the same sentiments as the skipper. I firmly believe he had the welfare of his crew in mind. I think my COA would be to resign my command of the ship. IMO this is bad publicity all around.
As this is probably why you've never been nor will you ever become a military leader of 4000+ combat servicemen or women. The Captain, regardless of his well meaning intent, screwed up and broke faith with his chain of command and the leadership of the US Navy. Trump in this case, like it or not, is correct.
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