Eyewitness to Pensacola naval base shooting speaks out

The Pentagon has taken “immediate steps to strengthen personnel vetting” for international military trainees and has grounded more than 300 Saudi aviation students at three Florida naval bases.
2:23 | 12/11/19

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Transcript for Eyewitness to Pensacola naval base shooting speaks out
Now to the latest fallout from the shooting at a nave base in Florida. The Pentagon taking action grounding more foreign students there. Martha Raddatz has more. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning. The Pentagon has trained 28,000 members of the Saudi military over the past several decades but they have never grounded them like this before. But the Pentagon has also never had one of the trainees attack fellow classmates on U.S. Soil. This morning, under orders of the secretary of defense, the Pentagon now taking immediate steps to strengthen personnel vetting for international military trainees as well as heightened security with the spotlight clearly on the Saudis. More than 300 Saudi flight students now forbidden from flying indefinitely. The trainees are spread between three Florida naval base, Pensacola, whiting field and mayport. The flight students among the 800 Saudi military trainees who will now be restricted to only classroom instruction. Although the secretary is stressing the importance of the Saudi partnership. I asked we begin a review of what our screening procedures are with regard to foreign nationals coming to the united overall these types of programs exchanges are very important to our national security. Reporter: The Saudis eager to cooperate. The attache visiting the base, site of the deadly rampage where Mohammed alshamrani opened fire killing Cameron Walters, Mohammed haitham and Joshua Caleb Washman Walter being hailed as a hero helping save lives. We all heard shots again, several shots inside the building and he walked out on the steps and he collapsed. Reporter: Cheryl says it if it wasn't for Watson she may have become a victim as well. If he had not come through that doorway, I would be dead. Reporter: The Navy is now posthumously awarding Watson and the other sailors killed the coveted gold Navy wing. Thanks very much. The search for the military plane that went down on a flight

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