to me this the same as taking the 5th! they are hiding this key evidence because to release the track of the FITZGERALD before the collision will show the ship to be the one principally at fault! however, if the OOW on the FITZGERALD was “in the right” then you would think that the brass would want to the world to know that fact by releasing the track, so it must be the opposite and that they know clearly that their ship was the one that erred the most grievously…they are deliberately hiding the truth from the world and it STINKS!
the Navee is famous for obfuscating and passing the buck to blame anyone or anything but its own incompetence when there are catastrophic failures involving USN assets. Look at the hideous attempt to make a dead gunner’s mate responsible for the turret explosion on the IOWA in 1989!
we should discuss both past and present Navee wrongdoing and their culture to bury any evidence of their incompetence which in recent years seems to be near endless in number!