Pentagon chief needs Navy secretary to resign over SEAL case

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FILE PHOTO: Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer speaks with personnel throughout a go to to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, July 12, 2018. U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Akeel Austin/Handout through Information

WASHINGTON (Information) – U.S. Secretary of Protection Mark Esper requested for Navy Secretary Richard Spencer’s resignation after dropping confidence in him over his dealing with of the case of a Navy SEAL accused of battle crimes, the Protection Division mentioned on Sunday.

“I’m deeply troubled by this conduct proven by a senior DOD official.” Esper mentioned in an announcement. “Sadly, because of this I’ve decided that Secretary Spencer now not has my confidence to proceed in his place. I want Richard properly.”

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Modifying by Alistair Bell