The military is reversing its previous position and is now refusing to release some data on coronavirus infections in the armed forces.
In an effort to preserve operational integrity some information on the infections will be withheld over concerns about foreign entities taking advantage of the pandemic.
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper outlined the plan to scale back information broadcasting as confirmed infections rose by a third in the armed forces.
Esper said, “What we want to do is give you aggregated numbers. But we’re not going to disaggregate numbers because it could reveal information about where we may be affected at a higher rate than maybe some other places.”
The biggest change will likely be the specific locations of cases. Initially, the military would provide specific details on where cases had occurred.
Now that will likely be ended as the rise in cases could leave certain areas vulnerable. The less our enemies know, the better.
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