posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 02:21 PM
a reply to: sputniksteve
1. Off the top of my head, no. I see a lot of "he violated OPSEC", and have two counter points to that. First, the Navy
announced that there
were active cases on board and they were going to Guam for testing. Anyone with an understanding of carrier life already knew it was going to spread,
and she was going to be down awhile.
Second, SecNav came out and said they don't know if the Captain leaked the letter or not. They don't have any idea how it hit the media. Yes, he
jumped the chain of command, but right now, no one in the leadership is saying he leaked it.
2. If there was more to it, then in 5 or 6 months they'll quietly release something that will largely go unnoticed. Honestly, I don't think there was.
The first 100 rules of life in the military are variations on "Don't embarrass the leadership" (yes, I'm exaggerating on that, other than the "don't
embarrass the leadership part). This gave them a very large black eye.
3. China already has. They put a "research station" on Fiery Cross Reef, which is claimed by the Philippines. I doubt we'll see much more than that
though. Too many countries are in the same boat right now.