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Former USS John S. McCain commander pleads guilty in plea deal, will retire

Cmdr. Alfredo Sanchez, the commander of the USS John S. McCain when it collided with a commercial tanker last year, pleaded guilty as part of an agreement reached earlier this year and was sentenced to a letter of reprimand and forfeiture of $6,000 in wages.

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McCain: Serving in the military, being in 'harm’s way' part of family profession

“It’s hard to describe the military heritage in my family. Yes, my dad was worried about me,” Sen. John McCain said in an upcoming HBO documentary. “But the fact of it is he knew the McCains were doing what McCains were bred to do. And if it takes you into harm’s way, that was our profession.”

Commander in Fitzgerald collision asserts innocence, attacks Navy’s claims

Lawyers for Cmdr. Bryce Benson on Tuesday issued a surprising one-page rebuke of statements from senior Navy leaders and other officials since last year.

Commander in Fitzgerald collision waives right to preliminary hearing

Cmdr. Bryce Benson, who commanded the USS Fitzgerald at the time of a deadly collision last year, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing to determine whether he should face criminal charges in the incident, according to a Navy official.

In new book, McCain warns of end to era of 'American-led world order'

“I still believe [former President Barack Obama’s] approach to world leadership, however thoughtful and well-intentioned, was negligent, and encouraged our allies to find ways to live without us, and our adversaries to try and fill the vacuums that our negligence created,” McCain wrote in his forthcoming book “The Restless Wave.”

House panel OKs boosted military pay, new weapons in defense policy plan

A House committee approved the highest military pay raise in nearly a decade, boosted troop levels across all services and authorized funding for new weapons and equipment as part of a marathon hearing on the next defense policy plan.