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but you can't honestly think they're going to stop all military activity.
"We heard people saying maybe we should not do anything [about the coronavirus]. Ride it like a cowboy. Ride that sucker right through.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Sookiechacha
Again, and probably again and again and again, the President doesn't deal with individual unit decisions. He deals with large scale decisions, not individual ships and units. Those decisions are left to the Pentagon and JCS. The President sets our military policy, the Pentagon determines how that policy is carried out and who carries it out.
originally posted by: ThouArtGod
a reply to: Zaphod58
He sent an unclassified email concerning the health and welfare of his crew, and mission capabilities. By sending it unclassified, he allowed for the 30 people on receipt to share it without fear of jail time.
"I didn't want to get into a decision where the president would feel that he had to intervene because the Navy couldn't be decisive," Modly told The Post.
"If I were president, and I saw a commanding officer of a ship exercising such poor judgment, I would be asking why the leadership of the Navy wasn't taking action itself," he further explained.
The acting secretary revealed that he "had no discussions with anyone at the White House prior to making the decision," but Modly reportedly told a colleague that Trump "wants him [Crozier] fired," even though he never received a message directly indicating that to be the case.