Navy Says It Was Asked to ‘Minimize Visibility’ of USS McCain

Navy Says It Was Asked to ‘Minimize Visibility’ of USS McCain
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The Navy has acknowledged receiving a request to "minimize visibility" of the USS John S. McCain during President Trump's visit to Japan earlier this week, but said the ship remained in its normal configuration.

"A request was made to the U.S. Navy to minimize the visibility of USS John S. McCain, however, all ships remained in their normal configuration during the President's visit," Rear Adm. Charlie Brown, chief of Navy information, told CNN in a statement late Friday. "There were also no intentional efforts to explicitly exclude Sailors assigned to USS John S. McCain."

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