June 18, 2017

‘There wasn’t a lot of time’ as water flooded U.S. destroyer below decks

Featuring Patrick M. Cronin

Source: Washington Post

Journalist Anna Fifield

YOKOSUKA, Japan — In the dark of night the weather was clear, with a swell of about six feet.

Near where the sea lanes converge for the run into Tokyo Bay, the USS Fitzgerald was on a routine mission — though in these waters, mariners say, routine means always taking extra caution.

Read the full piece on the Washington Post.


  • Patrick M. Cronin

    Former Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a former Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the ...