Top U.S. naval officer in Mideast found dead in Bahrain

U.S. naval exercises in Bahrain
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Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, the United States' top naval officer in the Middle East, was found dead Saturday in his home in Bahrain. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Bahraini Ministry of Interior will investigate Stearney's death, but defense officials say suicide, not foul play, is suspected.

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"This is devastating news for the Stearney family, for the team at 5th Fleet, and for the entire U.S. Navy," said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson. "Scott Stearney was a decorated naval warrior. He was a devoted husband and father, and he was a good friend to all."

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