Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak
Last updated 6/19/2020 at 11:56am
LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning reversal, the Navy has upheld the firing of the aircraft carrier captain who urged faster action to protect his crew from a coronavirus outbreak, according to a U.S. official familiar with the report.
The official said the Navy also extended the blame for the ship's pandemic crisis, delaying the promotion of the one-star admiral who was also onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt — concluding that both men made serious errors in judgment.
The spread of the coronavirus aboard the carrier while on deployment in...