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Engineering Failures, Toxic Leadership Prevented US Ship From Deploying, Investigations Show

Posted on AllSides March 20th, 2024
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U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Diaz

Command investigations into the USS Boxer amphibious assault ship that has been confined to the dock in San Diego show it suffered at least three engineering breakdowns and toxic leadership.

The Boxer has been awaiting the order to join its companion vessels in the Pacific for months in spite of repeated assurances from Navy leaders that both ship and crew are ready and eager to deploy, according to, which first obtained the investigations via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Maintenance issues reportedly holding up the Boxer’s deployment go far...

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