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The secretary of defense, Robert McNamara (Bruce Greenwood, wearing a frozen smile and an oil slick of hair), thinks the war is going badly but grossly mischaracterizes American progress to journalists.
Airplanes conducting the initial search reported no debris or life rafts, no emergency beacons or flares, and no oil slicks.
Four days after the sinking, a Navy pilot on anti-sub patrol spotted an oil slick, flew lower to investigate and saw men in the water.
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OIL SLICK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of oil slick for English Language Learners
: a thin layer of oil that is floating on the surface of the ocean, a lake, etc.
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