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Navy bounces admiral commanding Stennis strike group in Persian Gulf

This might be more interesting than the usual zipper problem that affects captains. I can’t remember the last time recalled. The reason given by a Navy spokesman was "inappropriate leadership judgment," which I found oddly encouraging, because it might mean there was a problem of professional competence, rather just the usual issue of sleeping with ...

By , a former contributing editor to Foreign Policy.
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This might be more interesting than the usual zipper problem that affects captains. I can't remember the last time recalled. The reason given by a Navy spokesman was "inappropriate leadership judgment," which I found oddly encouraging, because it might mean there was a problem of professional competence, rather just the usual issue of sleeping with subordinates.

This might be more interesting than the usual zipper problem that affects captains. I can’t remember the last time recalled. The reason given by a Navy spokesman was "inappropriate leadership judgment," which I found oddly encouraging, because it might mean there was a problem of professional competence, rather just the usual issue of sleeping with subordinates.

Thomas E. Ricks is a former contributing editor to Foreign Policy. Twitter: @tomricks1

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