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(Washington Examiner) - A top Navy admiral told House lawmakers that sailors and ships based in the Pacific might be stretched too thin during his testimony Thursday on two deadly naval accidents this summer.
Adm. Bill Moran, vice chief of naval operations, said the service is still investigating exactly what went wrong with the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald destroyers that led to very similar but separate collisions that killed 17 sailors, but the limited number of ships in the region and the high operations point to a service that is overstretched.
"All of these things culminated in this notion we aren't big enough to do everything we are being tasked to do, and our culture is we are going to get it done," Moran said. "We've asked those sailors to do an awful lot who are forward deployed, and perhaps we've asked them to do too much."Read More . . . .