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..
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..
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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The United States is at war with an invisible enemy in the coronavirus, President Donald J. Trump said from the dock at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, where he and Defense.. Eurasia Review - Published
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.
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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. Reuters India - Published
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.
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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.. Newsy - Published
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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... Terra Daily - Published
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." NPR - Published
· 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.. Business Insider - Published
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.. Newsy - Published
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.. Reuters - Published
· 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.
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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.. Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters
· 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".. Business Insider - Published
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.. SeattlePI.com - Published
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.. Newsy - Published
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.. Eurasia Review - Published
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.. SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times
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... Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India
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.. Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India
“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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· 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.. Business Insider - Published
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.. Reuters - Published Also reported by •Haaretz •Reuters India
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.. Seattle Times - Published
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.. Reuters - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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... Eurasia Review - Published