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Why it took us nearly a year to tell the full story of what happened to Navy Capt. Brett Crozier

March 21, 2021
200117-N-KB450-1010 San Diego (Jan. 17, 2020) Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), addresses the crew Jan. 17, 2020. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alexander Williams)

From the Task and Purpose website

When Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly announced last year that he had fired Capt. Brett Crozier from his command of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, it was painfully clear that only one side of the story was getting out – the Navy’s.

That is why Task & Purpose filed a Freedom of Act Lawsuit in April to force the Navy to release emails to and from Crozier’s email address around the time of the unprecedented novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak aboard his ship that proved the Navy had been totally unprepared to contain the disease aboard warships at the time.

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