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US carrier captain dismissed

The Navy brusquely fired the captain of the USS Enterprise on Tuesday, more than three years after he made lewd videos to boost morale for his crew, timing that put the military under pressure to explain why it acted only after the videos became public.

world Updated: Jan 06, 2011 02:12 IST
Chris McGreal, The Guardian
Chris McGreal, The Guardian
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The Navy brusquely fired the captain of the USS Enterprise on Tuesday, more than three years after he made lewd videos to boost morale for his crew, timing that put the military under pressure to explain why it acted only after the videos became public.

Honors was dismissed as USS Enterprise captain after one of the crew complained and the navy branded the videos, shown on the Enterprise in 2006 and 2007, as "not acceptable".

Senior military officials said they were trying to determine who among Navy leaders knew about the videos when they were shown repeatedly in 2006 and 2007 to thousands of crewmembers aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

An investigation by US Fleet Forces Command also is seeking to determine whether Captain Owen Honors was reprimanded at the time.

First Published: Jan 06, 2011 02:10 IST

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