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Trump says he’s instructed Navy to ‘destroy’ any Iranian gunboats harassing US ships | Fox News

On Wednesday, President Trump told the U.S. Navy to “shoot down and destroy” any Iranian gunboats that are threatening or harassing U.S. ships. Last week the U.S. Navy and Army were conducting drills in the Persian gulf area when 11 Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Navy vessels began to harass them. The Iranian ships repeatedly crossed in between the U.S. vessels ... Read More »

Facing PCS backlogs, Army wants to increase incentives for soldiers to move themselves | Military.com

The U.S. Army has been offering hundreds of waivers to service members needing to move despite the Defense Department-wide ban on domestic and international travel until June 30th. In order to prevent a major backlog once the ban is lifted service members and their families are being allowed to themselves. Around 48,000 personnel are currently waiting to PCS and a ... Read More »

This is the plan to get all service members tested for COVID-19 | Military Times

By June, the Defense Department hopes to be testing over 60,000 service members for the coronavirus every day. While there is currently a testing kit shortage, as more kits are produced the military will begin testing essential troops and those who are at the highest risk–Those who are health care workers, in high end counter-terror units, and those in the ... Read More »

What happens if U.S. reopens too fast? Documents show federal coronavirus projections | NPR News

Federal health experts and officials have estimated that the best-case scenario is 300,000 U.S. deaths if the coronavirus is not handled correctly. If all social distancing and business closure standards are completely dispersed too soon the results could be disastrous. Numerous models have been created and tested in order to find the best solution for everyone. Some people are becoming ... Read More »

CDC chief says there could be second, possibly worse coronavirus outbreak this winter | CNN

CDC Director Robert Redfield has stated in an interview that we could see even more cases of the coronavirus this upcoming winter. “There’s a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through,” he commented. The combined flu and coronavirus during this time is ... Read More »

How a Kim Jong Un demise could spark unrest, require US, South Korean military response | Military Times

There have been numerous conflicting reports lately regarding the health of the North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. After missing a major ceremony, many believe he could be gravely ill despite the government claiming this is not true but have yet to provide an explanation. If Kim were to die, what would happen next? Retired South Korean Lt. Gen. Chun ... Read More »

When will a second wave of the coronavirus hit, and what will it look like? | USA Today

While the first wave of the coronavirus continues to rage, scientists have been warning officials of the second wave that will follow. Many experts believe the second wave could be more deadly than the first as people who stayed indoors are exposed to it. There is a chance however, that while the number of cases may skyrocket it may show ... Read More »

Kim Jong-un illness rumours denied amid intense speculation | BBC News

On April 15th Kim Jong-un missed his grandfather’s birthday celebration, one of the biggest events of the year for the nation. His absence quickly created a stir, and reports began to surface that he was gravely ill and even brain-dead. Despite these rumors the presidential office in Seoul has continued to deny any illness of the president. An anonymous source ... Read More »

Coronavirus shutdowns an Earth Day gift to the environment | CNET

The coronavirus has caused major changes to society around the world with no one being left unaffected. With many people working from home, the reduced domestic and international travel has seemed to have had a positive effect on the environment. For the first time in decades, you can see the Himalayas from areas in India, and animals have been venturing ... Read More »

Here’s what we know about the most touted drugs tested for COVID-19 | Scientific American

As the coronavirus continues to spread across the world and claim more lives, scientists and doctors have been testing drugs as treatment options. With no vaccine and cure, certain medications are being prescribed on a compassionate-use basis and are in clinical trials. While a vaccine is still over a year away, four drugs have been approved by the World Health ... Read More »