- Pentagon: Navy secretary left Navy Seal by accident
ShareNovember 25, 2019The current US ambassador to Norway, Ken Braithwaite, will be appointed as the new head of the US Navy in place of Richard Spencer who was fired by the Pentagon for the management of the Navy Seal Edward Gallagher case. President Donald Trump announced it via Twitter. "I was not satisfied with the way the Navy Seal Gallagher trial was handled by the Navy. It was treated very badly and despite this it was completely exempted from the main charges," Trump said. "I then restored Eddie's rank. At the same time, the great cost overruns in the past administration's contract procedures were not my satisfaction. Therefore, Navy Secretary Richard Spencer's service was interrupted by Defense Secretary Mark Esper. "I thank Richard for his service and commitment. Eddie - continued Trump - will retire peacefully with all the honors he has earned, including the trident pin", which is the symbol of the Navy Seals.
Spencer - the CNN reports - would have proposed a secret agreement to the White House on the Gallagher case. The Navy Seal was photographed close to the lifeless body of an Isis fighter, an action prohibited by the regulation. For this he had been demoted and the decision was challenged and annulled by President Donald Trump. Spencer, last Friday, would have proposed to the White House to let Gallagher end his career as a Navy Seal but at the end of a trial to lower his rank. To make Trump angry with Spencer would have been precisely the proposal of relegation of the officer. Not only. Spencer would have bypassed the Pentagon chief, Mark Esper, by addressing the White House directly. Trump warned last week via Twitter that he would not allow the Navy to punish Gallagher by "taking away his trident".