Transcript for How did the 2nd US Navy ship collision in 2 months occur?
Let's bring our military analyst retired colonel Steve Gainer and Steve the question is what is going on two accidents in two months. Hard to understand Amy especially when you have one of the most of the world's most sophisticated warships involved in a distant basically you know failure of Seaman ship. But I think one of the things that you look at here is that it was nighttime. It was one of the busiest parts of the shipping lanes in the world 13 of all maritime shipping goes through here. So there were probably stimulating circumstances the no doubt as we saw in the FitzGerald. It was probably human error involved as well is there's some sort a systemic problem here going on as well. I think the navy's gonna wanna look deeper at this this is the fourth mishap in the Pacific fleet in only six months. And all of these mishaps have just been basic Seaman ship not hard things to do but one of the things we need to look at here Amy is that this leads a real gap. In the Pacific Fleet's capabilities at a time when tensions in North Korea. Hi yes I mean obviously the immediate impact is the tragic loss of life and certainly the financial impact but there is a larger military impact as well. There is and it's it's something the navy is gonna need to address quickly because Kim Jong-un has not back down all right colonel Gagnon we appreciate it thanks so much.
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