Naval scandal: Commander at Guantanamo Bay fired

High-ranking officer suddenly relieved of his duties amid allegations of an affair and a mysterious death.
1:57 | 01/10/19

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New scandal at Guantanamo Bay Cuba one of the highest ranking US naval officers they're suddenly relieved of duty amid allegations of an affair and a mysterious death. ABC's Martha Raddatz now. The US naval base at Guantanamo is a town unto itself with more than 7000. Military and civilians. And tonight that small navy town has been rocked by scandal he base commander has been relieved that commander captain John nettleton helicopter pilot Iraq War veteran has been stripped of commands. After officials say. The husband of his alleged lover was found dead. The Coast Guard discovered the body of Christopher tour a former marine and father of two in the waters off base. His wife Laura had reported him missing the day before. There was no indication of suicide but it has not been ruled out. Officials tell ABC news that it was in the course of the investigation. They learned of Lar deters alleged relationship with captain nettleton. Medal since command did not include the infamous detention center he is now been reassigned to duty in Florida until the investigation. Wraps op. Adultery is a crime in the military but this case seems to go well beyond that David and Martha while we have you here when it take viewers back to those pictures out of Yemen this week hotbed for al-Qaeda as we know claiming responsibility for those terrorist attacks. We know rubble surrounded the Presidential Palace as you reported here but tonight word the president a key US ally has stepped down now. He has and you know Yemen is at the heart of US counterterrorism efforts against al-Qaeda then who sees who now are controlling yemen's capital. Are not supporters of al-Qaeda but at the same time they've been critical of the US drone strikes. So this is clearly very troubling if we lose that cooperation which has been so important. Right Martha Raddatz is Andean herself several times Martha thank you.

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