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The Navy installed touch-screen steering systems to save money; 10 sailors paid with their lives

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Dakota Bordeaux had rarely traveled outside his home state of Oklahoma before he joined the Navy in February 2017. He’d certainly never seen the ocean.

But only four months later, Bordeaux was standing at the helm of the USS John S. McCain, steering the 8,300-ton destroyer through the western Pacific. Part of the Navy’s famed 7th Fleet, the McCain was responsible for patrolling global hot spots, shadowing Chinese warships in the South China Sea and tracking North Korean missile launches.

It filled the high school graduate with pride. https://www.stripes.com/news/us/the-navy-installed-touch-screen-steering-systems-to-save-money-10-sailors-paid-with-their-lives-1.611946

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