The acting Navy secretary stepped down and a ship’s captain was fired. This question remains about the USS Roosevelt.

On Tuesday, acting Navy secretary Thomas Modly resigned, attempting to end the uproar over a coronavirus outbreak on the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the dismissal last week of its commander, Navy Capt. Brett Crozier.

But significant questions remain about what led to the crisis — specifically, the decision to proceed with a March 5 “port call” in Vietnam.

Last week, President Trump criticized the port call, saying, “Perhaps you don’t do that in the middle of a pandemic.” Of course, it’s impossible to be certain that the Roosevelt’s port call led to the spread of the virus onboard the ship. But while in Port Danang, an estimated 4,500 sailors disembarked to meet with “the people of Vietnam through tours, professional exchanges, and community relations events” — activities that could spread the virus.

Read the full article here in The Washington Post.