The Saudi officer who carried out a terrorist attack on a Florida military base began radicalizing as early as 2015.
Naval Air Station Pensacola
The contacts between the shooter, Mohammed Alshamrani, and the al-Qaida operative were discovered on the shooter's phone.
The commanding officer of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training in Pensacola was relieved of command.
Marine Corps commands have until Feb. 25 to complete rosters of all foreign troops assigned to their units or schools.
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, released a video claiming the attack.
During his visit to Pensacola, Esper met with first responders who ran into the building and returned fire.
Operational training for the approximately 850 Saudis at multiple U.S bases was suspended on Dec. 10.
The policies are a result of a review of vetting procedures for foreign students started after the shooting at NAS Pensacola...
The troops' courageous acts were highlighted by U.S. Attorney General William Barr this week.
Esper will provide Naval Air Station Pensacola leadership with a preview of new security measures being developed.