US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has fired Navy chief Richard Spencer over his handling of the case of a Navy Seal demoted for misconduct.
The case of Edward Gallagher, who was convicted for posing with a corpse, had sparked tensions between President Donald Trump and military officials.
Chief Gallagher had been due to face a disciplinary review where he could have been stripped of his Seals membership.
There have been contradictory accounts as to why Mr Esper was asked to resign. Read more