Pentagon orders military bases to stop releasing specific COVID-19 numbers

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The Pentagon has been very tight-lipped about covid-19 effect on the military.

Could the rate of infection in the military be exceeding the civilian rate?

Loose lips sink ships, but cadavers are not an effective fighting force.

Pentagon orders military bases to stop releasing specific COVID-19 numbers

Pentagon orders military bases to stop releasing specific COVID-19 numbers
BY ELLEN MITCHELL - 03/30/20 06:32 PM

The Pentagon has ordered military bases and combatant commands to withhold coronavirus case numbers, citing operational security concerns.

“As we continue to grapple with the novel nature of COVID19, we are constantly assessing and adapting not only how we respond to combatting the virus, but also how we share critical public health information with our communities,” Pentagon spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said in a statement on Monday.

“We will not report the aggregate number of individual service member cases at individual unit, base or Combatant Commands. We will continue to do our best to balance transparency in this crisis with operational security."


Farah said that the Defense Department and each military service will continue to offer a daily, public update of the full number of cases in all services and of civilians, contractors and dependents.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper last week told Reuters that he wants the Pentagon to withhold “mission-specific information” to protect operational security.
 

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Good move by the Admin. This is the last thing we need our enemies to know
An army of cadavers?
Oh give if a fucking break. Most people in the military will not have any of the underlying conditions that would make them high risk, so their recovery rate will be better than that of the general population.

Sometimes you try too fucking hard.
 

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