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US Navy Relieves Seventh Fleet Commander in Wake of Collisions in Asia

Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, U.S. 7th Fleet Commander, speaks to media on the status of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald, damaged by colliding with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel, and the seven missing Fitzgerald crew members, at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Japan on June 18, 2017. (REUTERS/Toru Hanai)
Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, U.S. 7th Fleet Commander, speaks to media on the status of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald, damaged by colliding with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel, and the seven missing Fitzgerald crew members, at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Japan on June 18, 2017. (REUTERS/Toru Hanai)

WASHINGTON/TOKYO—The U.S. Navy on Wednesday said it had removed SeventhFleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin after a series of collisions involving its warships in Asia as...




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