The Navy Issues A Memo On Political Activities After A Scandal Involving The White House

Posted by Staff Reporter on Aug 06, 2019 02:27 AM EDT
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(CNN)The Navy secretary is urging military personnel to remain apolitical weeks after a controversy in which the White House asked for the USS John McCain to be kept out of President Donald Trump's sight during his visit to Japan.

In a memo issued last week, Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer highlighted the importance of not taking sides as the election season gets closer. "It is appropriate for us to remember that as military professionals, we are an apolitical body and our members cannot participate in activities that could appear to imply sponsorship, approval, or endorsement of a political candidate, campaign or cause," it says. 

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