March 21, 2001 |
Saying he is worried about being "sacrificed" by the Navy to placate the Japanese, the skipper of the submarine Greeneville said Tuesday that he takes full responsibility for the deadly collision with a Japanese fishing vessel, but he also blamed his crew for disobeying orders. "I did not micromanage my crew; I empowered them to do their job," Cmdr. Scott Waddle told a panel of three skeptical and, at times, hostile admirals. ". . . In this case, the process broke."