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Live from npr news in washington i'm core of a coleman the us navy says it's looking for ten sailors missing from the u s s john s mccain the naval destroyer collided with an oil tanker east of singapore the navy says the ship's hull has significant damage and peers anthony kyun says this is the second collision involving a us destroyer this year the guided missile destroyer uss join us mccain was on route to singapore when it ran into a six hundred foot long oil and chemical tanker the ship belongs to the japanbased us seventh fleet which announced the incident the fleet said the us ship sustained damage on its ports on the extent of the damage in the cause of the collision or under investigation last week the navy relieved the commanding officer of the navy destroyer uss fitzgerald of his duties he and several officers were held responsible for a june 17th collision with a tanker that killed seven crewmembers anthony kuhn npr news beijing president trump is scheduled to address the nation tonight about the us strategy in afghanistan the president said in an earlier tweet that he's arrived at a decision on a new afghan strategy after meeting with us military leaders on friday at camp david npr's jeff bennett has more president trump's speech tonight follows a lengthy strategy review in which white house and pentagon officials have been weighing a more aggressive role for the us military in afghanistan afghanistan is america's longest war us forces invaded after the september eleven th attacks and over through a taliban government there are now roughly more than eight thousand us troops supporting afghanistan's security forces.

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