As the pandemic grows, the Pentagon has moved to stop public disclosure of where sick troops are located out of “operational security” concerns. The fear is that too much information could give adversaries an idea of potential military vulnerabilities. Although restrictions had been discussed, on Friday all military public affairs officers were officially notified by the Pentagon that the services could only release information of total number of cases and not the locations of the troops. “Numbers of people in isolation, quarantine, or possibly infected will not be released,” according to a Department of Defense memo seen by CNN
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