US President Donald Trump listens during a meeting in the Oval Office on Monday. Photo: AP

Donald Trump has ‘very little understanding’ of military, says fired Navy chief Richard Spencer

  • Ousted official calls president’s intervention in Edward Gallagher war crimes case ‘shocking’ and unprecedented
  • Spencer worked on secret deal with White House to let Navy Seal retire without losing elite status after he was convicted of posing with Isis militant’s corpse
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US President Donald Trump listens during a meeting in the Oval Office on Monday. Photo: AP
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Trump’s strain with Pentagon inspires talk of more departures

  • US Navy Secretary Richard Spencer’s ouster was just the latest collision between military leaders and the president, who has repeatedly ignored or overruled their advice
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