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Navy issues memo stressing ethical behavior

US Navy leadership is emphasizing "responsibility for ethical and professional behavior" in the wake of a controversy over President Donald Trump's intervention in a war crimes case involving a Navy SEAL and the subsequent ousting of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer.

Worry rises in military over Trump's decision-making

Tensions that have been mounting for months between some of the nation's most senior military officers and President Donald Trump are boiling over after his decision to intervene in the cases of three service members accused of war crimes.

Trump taps US Ambassador to Norway to be his new Navy secretary

President Donald Trump has tapped Kenneth Braithwaite, his ambassador to Norway, to replace ousted Navy Secretary Richard Spencer amid unprecedented tensions between top military leaders and the White House over a controversial case involving a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes.

Navy official says White House won't intervene

The Navy was notified the White House will not intervene to stop an ongoing review of whether SEAL Eddie Gallagher should be kicked out, a Navy official and a military official confirmed to CNN on Sunday.

US offers $5 million rewards for info on deadly Niger ambush attackers

The US State Department announced Friday that it was offering two "up to $5 million" rewards for information leading to the capture of ISIS in the Greater Sahara militants that were responsible for the October 4, 2017 ambush in Niger that killed four American soldiers and sparked a lengthy investigation into the incident's circumstances.

Navy SEAL commander orders changes

In the wake of several high-profile scandals -- including allegations of sexual assault and cocaine use against Navy SEAL team members -- the admiral overseeing the Navy SEALs has ordered a series of immediate changes.

Navy SEAL scandals prompt broad review of ethics, culture

In the wake of several high-profile scandals, including allegations of sexual assault and cocaine use against Navy SEAL team members, the four-star general in charge of all US special operations has ordered a review of the culture and ethics of the elite units.

Top US Navy SEAL to commanders: 'We have a problem'

The top US Navy SEAL recently sent a blistering letter to the force, writing in boldface type, "We have a problem," following several high profile incidents of alleged misbehavior by the US Navy's elite service members, CNN has learned.