Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents
The commander of the Navy’s Asia-based 7th Fleet was dismissed Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific.
A two-sentence statement issued by the Navy said Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, had relieved Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.” Read
But he was already due to retire next month. I’m not buying one sacrificial scapegoat.