Saudi flight students grounded after Pensacola naval base rampage

The Navy called the decision affecting 303 students across three Florida naval bases a “safety stand-down and operational pause.”
1:29 | 12/11/19

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Transcript for Saudi flight students grounded after Pensacola naval base rampage
after that deadly rampage at the naval air station in Pensacola by a member of the royal Saudi air force, the Pentagon tonight is reviewing the vetting procedure for foreign military units here in the U.S. And they are no longer allowing 300 Saudi flight training students here in the U.S. To at least for now. And here's ABC's Martha Raddatz. Reporter: The 303 Saudi flight students, now grounded, are spread between three Florida naval bases. Pensacola, the scene of the deadly shooting, nearby whiting field and mayport naval air station. Among the more than 800 Saudi military in the U.S. Who will now be restricted to only classroom instruction. All part of the Pentagon's formal review of vetting processes for the training program. This action follows new revelations about the Saudi officer responsible for the shootings. The FBI retracing that officer's final days, including a sight-seeing trip to New York. Sources tell ABC news that back in Pensacola, he showed friends videos of mass shootings and posted an anti-american rant on Twitter right before he killed three sailors and wounded eight others on the base. The defense secretary says he wants the review done in the next ten days. The Saudi defense attache was at the Pensacola base today, but it could be some time before those Saudi pilots are back in the air. Martha Raddatz, thank you. And one more note from

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