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Trump opens the door to calling up former active service members for coronavirus fight [Video]

Trump opens the door to calling up former active service members for coronavirus fight

The order grants the Defense secretary the authority to order up members, but as of now, there is no indication of that happening.

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper Says China Is America's 'Top Concern' [Video]

Defense Secretary Mark Esper Says China Is America's 'Top Concern'

Defense Secretary Mark Esper Says China Is America's 'Top Concern'

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Prepare to shelter in place: NYC mayor [Video]

Prepare to shelter in place: NYC mayor

With the number of reported U.S. cases of the coronavirus surging past 5,200 and deaths approaching 100, millions of Americans hunkered down in their homes, as New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio told..

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Esper Visits Air Bases To Highlight Need For Nuclear Modernization [Video]

Esper Visits Air Bases To Highlight Need For Nuclear Modernization

Defense Secretary Mark Esper makes another push for the U.S. to modernize its nuclear defense system.

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"West is winning," U.S. tells China [Video]

"West is winning," U.S. tells China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended his nation's global role despite misgivings in Europe. As Fred Katayama reports, Defense Secretary Mark Esper added that the West should not depend on China..

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"West is winning," U.S. tells China [Video]

"West is winning," U.S. tells China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended his nation's global role despite misgivings in Europe. As Fred Katayama reports, Defense Secretary Mark Esper added that the West should not depend..

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper Says China Is America's 'Top Concern' [Video]

Defense Secretary Mark Esper Says China Is America's 'Top Concern'

Mark Esper delivered a speech.

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U.S., Taliban reach truce that could lead to troop withdrawal [Video]

U.S., Taliban reach truce that could lead to troop withdrawal

The United States has reached an agreement with the Taliban on a week-long reduction of violence that could lead to U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a senior administration official said on..

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US and Taliban reach Afghanistan truce on sidelines of Munich security conference [Video]

US and Taliban reach Afghanistan truce on sidelines of Munich security conference

The truce came after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper met in Munich with Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani. View on euronews

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Trump shrugs off end to Philippines military pact [Video]

Trump shrugs off end to Philippines military pact

U.S. President Donald Trump brushed aside the decision of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to end a decades-old military agreement with United States on Wednesday, saying he didn't really mind and..

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Duterte End Visiting Forces Agreement With The US [Video]

Duterte End Visiting Forces Agreement With The US

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte terminated a two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement with the U.S. According to Reuters, they delivered on threats to downgrade an alliance important to U.S...

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Trump ousts WH staffer Vindman who testified against him -lawyer [Video]

Trump ousts WH staffer Vindman who testified against him -lawyer

The Trump administration on Friday removed Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from his position as the White House's top Ukraine expert after he provided damaging testimony about President..

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Trump, Esper Send Off USNS Comfort To Join New York’s COVID-19 Fight

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Pentagon Sends Teams Into Mountain Bunkers As Pandemic Preparations Go Into Full Swing

The US’ Northern Command has sent teams of essential staff deep underground to wait out the Covid-19 pandemic. On the surface, more than a million grunts won’t be quite as cocooned. Air Force..
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Pentagon to accelerate process for National Guard funding amid coronavirus fight

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has authorized an accelerated process for providing funding to the National Guard being used by states in efforts to combat the coronavirus, the Pentagon said on Saturday.
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The Strategic Value And Vulnerability Of China’s South China Sea Bases – Analysis

Recent US freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs) challenging China’s claims in the South China Sea have re-raised the questions of purpose and vulnerability of China’s bases there.     One..
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U.S. Troop Movements Ordered To Halt Over Coronavirus

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Watch VideoDefense Secretary Mark Esper ordered a stop to all U.S. troop movements for 60 days because of the coronavirus pandemic.  The Pentagon says the stop order will impact 90,000 service..
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Navy's USNS Comfort hospital ship to arrive in NYC within weeks

Washington DC (UPI) Mar 24, 2020 The Navy's massive floating hospital is due to arrive in New York City within the next "couple of weeks" to aid with coronavirus response, Defense Secretary Mark T...
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Defense Secretary Esper Says Military Has 'Limited Capacity' To Provide Hospital Beds

New York alone could need nearly 90,000 more beds to deal with coronavirus patients, but in an interview with NPR, Mark Esper cautioned the Pentagon can only offer "a few thousand beds ... at most."
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'No. Don't tweet that': The most important advice Trump received was not to tweet, former chief of staff John Kelly says

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· According to a new book on the Trump administration, former White House chief of staff said the most important advice he gave to the president was not to tweet. · "No. Don't tweet that. No," Kelly..
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U.S. Army Will Deploy Combat Hospitals To New York And Washington

Watch VideoThe Army is deploying combat support hospitals to coronavirus hotspots across the country. Here's what Defense Secretary Mark Esper said during a virtual town hall meeting: "We're..
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Exclusive: Pentagon orders halt overseas movement for U.S. military over coronavirus

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a stop movement order to the U.S. military halting travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus through the..
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Trump wants to relax the quarantine ASAP but his top military officials are preparing 'for the long haul'

trump wants to relax the quarantine asap but his top military officials are preparing 'for the long haul'
· On Tuesday morning, top defense officials said evidence indicated the military ought prepare for an extended period — about eight to 10 weeks — in dealing with the novel coronavirus. · Hours..
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U.S. military to send field hospitals to New York, Seattle

The U.S. military is preparing to deploy field hospitals to New York and Seattle, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday, as he acknowledged for the first time that the coronavirus pandemic could..
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Trump orders immediate deployment of hospital ship to Los Angeles, anticipating 'hotbed' surge of coronavirus cases in California

trump orders immediate deployment of hospital ship to los angeles, anticipating 'hotbed' surge of coronavirus cases in california
· President Donald Trump approved the US military's deployment of a Navy hospital ship to Los Angeles to bolster coronavirus response efforts. · Trump confirmed that the USNS Mercy, an "incredible"..
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The Latest: European Union looks into fake medical imports

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 246, 000 people and killed more than 10,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe..
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Navy Hospital Ships Won't Be Ready To Respond To Coronavirus For Weeks

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Watch VideoThe Pentagon says its two Navy hospital ships are under maintenance and won't be able to immediately respond to the coronavirus outbreak. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told CNN Wednesday..
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Esper Says US Military Poised To Provide Masks, Ventilators, Labs For Coronavirus Fight

By C. Todd Lopez As part of the president’s whole-of-government approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the Defense Department has agreed to provide medical supplies and capabilities to the..
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Pentagon to contribute masks, ventilators to coronavirus response

Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters Tuesday the first 1 million respirator masks will be made available immediately.
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Esper: Pentagon to give respirator masks, ventilators to HHS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday that the Pentagon will provide 5 million respirator masks and 2,000 specialized ventilators to federal heath authorities to help in the..
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Pentagon to free up one million respirator masks immediately for coronavirus

The U.S. military will make available up to 5 million respirator masks and protective equipment, including 1 million immediately, from its strategic reserves for U.S. government distribution, U.S...
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As coronavirus spreads, U.S. defense secretary separated from deputy

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has started keeping himself and his staff physically separated from his deputy's team as one of the precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from impacting..
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Twenty-four hours in Iraq: How the US built its case for airstrikes

twenty-four hours in iraq: how the us built its case for airstrikes
“Let me be clear: The U.S. will not tolerate attacks against our people, our interests or our allies," Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday. ;
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Pentagon warns all options on the table after Americans killed in Iraq

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper warned Thursday "all options are on the table" a day after three U.S. coalition members, including two U.S. troops, were killed in a…
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Esper Says ‘All Options Are on the Table’ After U.S. Deaths in Iraq

“Let me be clear: The United States will not tolerate attacks against our people, our interests or our allies,” Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said.
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Amazon says the Pentagon's decision to award the $10 billion JEDI contract to Microsoft was 'incurably tainted' amid President Trump's feud with Jeff Bezos (MSFT, AMZN)

amazon says the pentagon's decision to award the $10 billion jedi contract to microsoft was 'incurably tainted' amid president trump's feud with jeff bezos (msft, amzn)
· Amazon is challenging the Pentagon's decision to award a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, claiming the bidding process was "incurably tainted" by political interference by..
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Trump gives Pentagon authority for potential response after deadly Iraq attack

U.S. President Donald Trump has given the Pentagon the authority to potentially respond to Wednesday's rocket attack by Iran-backed militia in Iraq that killed two American troops and a British service..
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US to hold attackers at Iraq base accountable

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense leaders said Thursday they know who launched the rockets in Iraq that killed and wounded U.S. and coalition troops and the Shia militia group responsible will be held..
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Pentagon chief says all options on table after Iraq rocket attack

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday that all options were on the table after a rocket attack in Iraq killed one British and two American troops, an attack he said was by Iranian-backed..
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Transcript: Robert Work on "Intelligence Matters"

This week, on "Intelligence Matters," Sandy Winnefeld speaks with former Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work on Russia's and China's technology-based efforts to leapfrog the U.S. in the military..
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Pentagon Updates Coronavirus Situation, Guidance

By Jim Garamone The Defense Department continues to issue guidance to commanders and directors to combat the coronavirus outbreak, officials said in Washington on Monday. Air Force Brig. Gen...
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