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Why dissolving the Afghan Local Police program troubles its American architects | Military Times

The author states that many of the missions that were carried out with the goal of destabilizing were poor strategy and in essence resulted in failure. “In September, at the end of this fiscal year, the U.S. is pulling the financial plug on what remains of that mission, which had success but at times was mired in controversy about extrajudicial ... Read More »

Global Rescue CEO outlines protocols for the return of travel | Travel Pulse

Dan Richards, CEO of Global Rescue, has discussed the necessary first steps to ensure a safe return to domestic and international travel in light of the coronavirus. Travel industry businesses need to make sure their first priority is the health and safety of both their workers and their customers. Emergency action plans and safety protocols should be firmly implemented and ... Read More »

Mexican drug lord Carrillo Fuentes’ villa auctioned for $2m | BBC News

The late drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes’ home has been auctioned off by the Mexican government in Mexico City. The home sold for over $2 million and has been sitting vacant for over 23 years. Fuentes, known as “Lord of the Skies”, died in 1997 following a botched plastic surgery and got his nickname from smuggling drugs on his private ... Read More »

COVID-19 trends: Looking past first-order effects | Trends

Steph Smith delves into how society and life all across the globe has been affected by the coronavirus. The largest pandemic of our lifetime has seen numerous methods of response. This sideshow examines how our country responded to the virus and how our lives are taking a toll. Source: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oyUyITDvl2Pt1iFpy-bf-DENOuwLbnxvH0HM_4jdg6E/preview?slide=id.g487dd85cdb_1_108 Read More »

10 Reasons Why Veterans Miss Out On VA Benefits | Veterans Guardian

In recent years, the United States military veteran population has surpassed 18 million. In an effort to support this growing population, there has been a large expansion of health, home loan, education and other veteran benefits. But statistics show that many veterans aren’t taking advantage of the wide array of benefits available to them. Many veterans miss out on VA ... Read More »

How the coronavirus led to the highest-ever spike in US gun sales | BBC

Gun shops across the nation have said that they are unable to restock weapons fast enough as gun sales have taken a huge jump. Timothy Lytton, an expert on the US gun industry, believes that there are two main factors amidst the coronavirus pandemic that have led to Americans buying more guns. The first is the concern about society and ... Read More »

Explainer: How coronavirus crisis is affecting food supply | VOA News

The coronavirus has caused panic across the globe and is putting up blockers for agriculture workers. As the number of cases continue to rise, people have resorted to panic buying and hoarding food. Certain products such as dairy, meat, fruit, and vegetables have been harder to stock due to restricted travel and social distancing measures. However, retailers and the authorities ... 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 »

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 »

Drones’ new mission | Israel Homeland Security

Drones are now being used around the world to assist officials in spreading news about the coronavirus. In China, drones with loudspeakers are being flown through the streets to remind residents to stay indoors and inform them of new regulations. Police in both France and Spain have also been using UAVs to locate people breaking the law and ignoring quarantine ... Read More »