The acting secretary of the US Navy has resigned amid uproar over his handling of a coronavirus outbreak on an aircraft carrier.
Thomas Modly fired the USS Theodore Roosevelt’s captain after he pleaded for help in a letter leaked to media.
Mr Modly apologised on Monday after it emerged he had called Captain Brett Crozier’s actions “naive” and “stupid”.
The secretary’s exit comes a day after US President Donald Trump signalled he might get involved in the dispute. (Text and photo courtesy BBC)