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Al Jazeera 4 Apr 2020

US Navy relieves commander of coronavirus-hit ship over memo leak


US Defense Secretary Mark Esper is backing the navy's dismissal of the commander of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier.
Captain Brett Crozier was relieved of command after he sent a scathing letter to navy leadership, asking for stronger action to stop the spread of the virus.

Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports.

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The Navy's top brass recommended the reinstatement of Capt. Brett Crozier as commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt to Defense Secretary Mark Esper. Crozier was dismissed for writing a letter begging for help for his crew after a coronavirus outbreak on the aircraft carrier.

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