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A collision between a Coast Guard boat and a Navy vessel near Kodiak Island, Alaska on Wednesday landed six coasties and three sailors to the hospital, officials said.
Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher is accusing Navy Secretary Richard Spencer of interfering with his case.
"Just recently, we've come up with more evidence that we'll be exposing next week that the secretary of the Navy was actually meddling in my case and trying to get organizations not to support me while I was incarcerated," Gallagher said on a Sunday interview on Fox & Friends.
The Navy secretary and admiral in charge of SEALs could resign or be fired for trying to revoke Eddie Gallagher's trident
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and Rear Adm. Collin Green, the head of Naval Special Warfare Command, have both reportedly vowed that they will either resign or be be fired rather than follow President Donald Trump's instructions to stop all efforts to revoke Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher's trident.
The admiral in charge of Navy special operators will decide whether to revoke the tridents for Eddie Gallagher and other SEALs involved in the Navy's failed attempt to prosecute Gallagher for murder, a defense official said Tuesday.
The New York Times' David Philipps first reported on Tuesday that the Navy could revoke the SEAL tridents for Gallagher as well as his former platoon commander Lt. Jacob Portier and two other SEALs: Lt. Cmdr. Robert Breisch and Lt. Thomas MacNeil.
The four SEALs will soon receive a letter that they have to appear before a board that will consider whether their tridents should be revoked, a defense official told Task & Purpose on condition of anonymity.
Two of the SEAL Team 7 leaders who were fired after a platoon was sent home early from Iraq have accused the admiral in charge of Naval Special Warfare Command of making them "scapegoats" because he was under pressure to fix disciplinary issues within the SEAL community.
Cmdr. Edward Mason, former commanding officer of SEAL Team 7, and Command Master Chief Hugh Spangler were relieved of command on Sept. 6 along with the team's executive officer, Lt. Cmdr. Luke Im.
Rear Adm. Collin Green, who is in charge of all SEALs, had lost confidence in their ability to lead, "That resulted from leadership failures that caused a breakdown of good order and discipline within two subordinate units while deployed to combat zones," a Naval Special Warfare Command spokeswoman said at the time.
Trump's nominee to lead the Navy vows to find 'root causes' of SEAL misconduct despite empty ethics training review
President Donald Trump's nominee for the Navy's top officer wants to identify the "root causes" of the slew of misconduct that's roiled the Naval Special Warfare community in recent years despite a relatively recent Pentagon review that found "no gaps" in the ethics and professional training for U.S. special operations forces.