Original title: fear of leaks, the Pentagon ordered them to stop their military bases open new crown specific number of cases
[World Wide Web Roundup] US “Capitol Hill newspaper,” March 30 news that the Pentagon in order to “combat security” grounds, ordered the US military base And Combat Command stopped publishing the specific number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia, and only disclosed the total number of confirmed cases.
“As we respond to the new crown virus, we are constantly evaluating and adapting to how we fight the virus and how we share critical public health information with the community.” Pentagon spokeswoman Alisa Farah said in a statement on the 30th.
The statement said, “We will not report cases of members of individual units, (military) bases, or combat headquarters.” But Farah said that in order to strike a balance between transparency and operational security, the Pentagon and the U.S. services will continue to be public daily The total number of cases for military service personnel, contractors and family members.
Previously, in addition to daily updates on infections across the military, the U.S. military has been informing the public of the location of individual cases, from warships to the Pentagon, and to overseas headquarters around the world.
The report also mentioned that US Defense Secretary Esper told the media last week that he hoped that the Pentagon would retain “mission-specific information” to protect “operational safety.” “We will not release detailed data for each unit as this may reveal that some of our areas have been affected more than others,” he said.
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modley told reporters last week that the U.S. Navy “trying As fast and transparent as possible “, but” the issue between action and privacy “must be weighed.
The report also mentioned that as of the morning of March 30, Eastern Time, 569 active soldiers in the US military had been infected with the new crown virus.