Thursday, April 9, 2020

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 9, 2020

First public map of the more than 100 U.S. military bases in 41 states with coronavirus cases. MAP BY BILL MORRIS; BASE DATA BY NATURAL EARTH

Newsweek: Exclusive: First Public Map Reveals Military Bases with Coronavirus Cases as Pentagon Secrecy Draws Backlash

More than 150 military bases in 41 states have been hit with coronavirus, according to new information exclusively obtained by Newsweek. The Pentagon on Tuesday also said that the armed forces had surpassed 3,000 cases, more than doubling their number of people tested positive for coronavirus in less than a week's time. The scope of geographic spread among the military in the United States mirrors the civilian world and also shows few signs of abating.

The continued spread of coronavirus throughout the military, both in the United States and at overseas bases, has halted all non-essential movement, interrupted recruiting and basic training, and led to a virtual standstill in large scale activity. It has also led to draconian secrecy, justified as necessary to preserve operational security. But that policy of secrecy is now getting strong pushback, both from the communities around military bases as well as from lawmakers.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 9, 2020

Pentagon expects coronavirus to hit more Navy ships after first outbreak -- The Hill

Navy 'moving forward' after 'difficult' week, top officer says -- The Hill

Despite COVID-19, U.S. Military Remains Ready to Fight -- US Department of Defense

Security Lapses at US Military Hospitals Put Staff, Patients at Risk, IG Finds --

New Military Policy Spells Out Who Can Be Tested for COVID-19 --

Pentagon awards $5.2B in contracts for face masks, other medical supplies -- UPI

The Navy hasn't ruled out reinstating the aircraft-carrier captain fired over his handling of a coronavirus outbreak -- Business Insider

COVID-19: Masked Army Soldiers Test New Drones -- Breaking Defense

First candidate for Army’s future tactical unmanned aircraft gets first soldier-operated flight -- Defense News

Why Army Helicopters Are Launching From a Navy Ship -- Popular Mechanics

Report on US Navy Laser, Railgun and Gun-Launched Guided Projectiles -- USNI News

US Navy commissions its last Block III Virginia submarine -- Defense News

US Navy’s First-in-Class Ford Aircraft Carrier Wraps Combat Systems Testing -- Sputnik

Smarter Ways to Improve Missile Defense Capability -- RCD

Here are 7 battlefield-tested tips from a US Army sniper on how not to lose your mind in isolation -- Business Insider

Pentagon Delays Budget Deadline to Help Staff Work from Home -- Defense One

The US Military May Be Sacrificing Too Much in the Name of Global Presence -- Jacquelyn Schneider,

The coronavirus threatens NATO. Let’s move to protect the alliance. -- Sophia Becker , Christian Mölling , and Torben Schütz, Defense News

UK Navy Launches State-of-the-Art Nuclear Sub Bristling with Spearfish Torpedoes, Tomahawk Missiles -- Sputnik

Canada lifts freeze on military exports to Saudi Arabia amid COVID-19 pandemic -- Global News

Putin Reveals Key to Global Competitiveness of Russian Arms Exports -- Sputnik

China Holds Navy Drills in Pacific As U.S. Aircraft Carriers Hit by Coronavirus -- Newsweek

Satellite Imagery Shows Chinese Navy In Pakistan -- Forbes

After coronavirus delay, China is preparing to test its AG600, the world's biggest amphibious plane -- SCMP

Japan Intercepted Chinese Military Aircraft 675 Times in Fiscal Year 2019 -- The Diplomat

North Korea officers warned against bad behavior -- UPI

N.Korea's Kim Jong Un oversees military drill ahead of national assembly meeting -- Reuters


Anonymous said...

Where's the map of Russian bases with corona virus?

Anonymous said...

Democrats murder Marine

Anonymous said...

Legal Immigrant, who served in the Marines, Murdered by Xenophobic slacker Democrats

Anonymous said...

It is a provable fact that the murderers are Democrats. Chicago Democrat politicians have a meet and greet with gang leaders and pay them to get out the vote. Plus Democrats always brag about how much of the black vote they get. Meanwhile Republicans make common cause with African Americans, who work.

The victim, an immigrant from Africa, must not have been acting black or acting black enough to suit the Democrat overlords. So they let their xenophobia and racism show.

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Anonymous said...

You've certainly proved that!
Better tend to the dealership!