Forces and bases in the Washington D.C. area were moved to "Force Protection Condition Charlie," a threat condition that indicates "likely" targeting of military forces and or terrorist action and the second-highest alert level available.
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper enacted the first order after more than 1,000 sailors aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt tested positive for COVID-19, followed by a second outbreak on the U.S.S Kidd in April.
U.S. Intelligence Community detected a new contagious disease was spreading through China in November, but it wasn't until after a U.S. soldier got sick in South Korea that an assessment was issued—one that could have slowed the spread of the disease, Newsweek has learned.
The decision not to disclose the number and location of bases hit may "leave many of our service members, military families, community members and more without the information they need to protect themselves," said Senator Murray.
A video posted by a sailor says everything there is to say about the firing of Navy Capt. Brett Crozier about how things look to a sailor or soldier when they are out there doing their jobs, compared to the view from a desk in Washington, DC.