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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