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NATO approves new package to support Ukraine and Georgia – Stoltenberg | Unian

The NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs have approved a package that will provide more support for Ukraine and Georgia. “We decided to deepen our partnerships with Ukraine and Georgia even further. Including with exercises in the strategic Black Sea region. As well as joint work to counter hybrid warfare,” announced NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Another agreement was also reached ... Read More »

Crimea’s annexation six years on | New Eastern Europe

Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 at the same time that separatist fighting broke out in Eastern Ukraine, with clear Russian involvement, despite denying having stake in it. Mykhailo Pashkov states that Russia purposefully acted when Ukraine was unstable and unprepared to deal with hybrid warfare methods taken against them. He also believes Russia planned this out for a very long ... Read More »

U.S. Air Force special tactics operators take to the skies over England | DVIDS

Those in the 321st Special Tactics Squadron, 352nd Special Operations Wing recently completed a training exercise in the sky over England. The air commandos completed numerous operations such as free-falls, extraction exercises, and practiced infiltration methods in order to increase land-air readiness. “The 352nd SOW is always on call to respond to global threats, so this training is critical to ... Read More »

Deforestation and climate change could unleash a mind-boggling number of coronaviruses | Forbes

Dr. Seth Berkley, head epidemiologist for GAVI, has said that climate change and deforestation will only lead to more pandemics. As more forests are cut down, the disease-carrying insects and other animals that live there have to move and travel, sometimes to urban areas. They are also travelling to new locations now due to the warming of the planet. Viruses ... Read More »

FDA approves anti-malarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for emergency coronavirus treatment | Forbes

Anti-malarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have been approved by the FDA as an emergency treatment in hopes to curb the number of coronavirus deaths. Doctors can now prescribe the drugs to teen and adult COVID-19 patients. However, there is inconclusive clinical proof showing if the treatment will help or not. The HHS has stated that in Germany they are already ... Read More »

General Milley drops hammer on Mexican cartels: ‘we will defend our country regardless of the cost’ | Daily Wire

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley has remarked that he won’t allow Mexican cartels to gain a foothold in the U.S. during the coronavirus confusion. Drug cartels have been looking to ramp up traffic into and throughout the U.S, and General Milley isn’t having it. The comment comes shortly after President Trump announced that a new offensive against drug ... Read More »

Coronavirus expected to cripple US auto sales; companies push 0% financing, online buying | CNBC

U.S. auto sales have taken a major hit by the coronavirus. Showrooms have had to close, Americans are being put out of work, and some dealerships and shops are not considered essential. Now companies are offering online buying options, deferred payments, and even 0% financing. Some dealers have reported a decline in sales by over 80% since the pandemic started ... Read More »

Cannabis may help veterans with PTSD. And lawmakers may be acknowledging that | Forbes

Former Green Beret Adam Smith is one of thousands of veterans who experienced numerous issues after rejoining civilian life. “I had a hard time sleeping lots of anxiety, lots of hyper-vigilance, all the symptoms that revolve around post-traumatic stress,” Smith commented. However, he said he found relief in cannabis, and it was the only kind of medication that was able ... Read More »

IDF’s elite Sayeret Matkal playing role in war against coronavirus | Jerusalem Post

The General Staff Reconnaissance Unit, more commonly known as Sayeret Matkal, has been helping the country combat the growing pandemic. The IDF has been inside hospitals helping to keep order and are counting and distributing respirators. They are also overseeing the production of more personal protective equipment and working to make the country more self-sustaining. Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has commented ... Read More »