Headline RoundupApril 4th, 2020

Navy Captain Dismissed After Coronavirus Complaint

Summary from the AllSides News Team

U.S. Navy officials have relieved Capt. Brett Crozier, the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, after he raised concerns about the health of his crew amid an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the vessel. In a letter to the Pentagon that was later leaked to the San Francisco Chronicle, Crozier wrote that they risked "failing to properly take care of our most trusted asset — our sailors.” Outlets on the left have concentrated on the apparent contradictions and inconsistencies in how Navy command acted in relieving Capt. Crozier, as well as his standing ovation from his sailors after his firing. Right-rated sources, meanwhile, focused more on Crozier's purported poor judgement in sending a message through unsecure channels and not bringing his complaints directly to his Commanding Officer.

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