The Defense Department is planning to ramp up national response efforts to fight the coronavirus. According to Pentagon officials, they will activate another 10,000 National Guard troops to boost relief operations across the nation.
The anti-ISIS coalition in Iraq has continued to gradually withdrawal its troops from the country and hand over military facilities to Iraqi forces. Over the past few days, U.S. troops have left military bases near the cities of Kirkuk and Mosul. They are now on their way home.
The Department of Defense is working to find where the military fits in to the fight against the coronavirus. The Pentagon has continued to take a restrained approach to the current pandemic, while officials try to determine what course of action to take.
U.S. Air Force officials have confirmed the first two cases of coronavirus inside the Pentagon. On Friday, officials reported an active-duty airman and an Air Force contractor tested positive for the virus.
The Pentagon has asked a court for time to reconsider parts of its decision to award a significant contract to Microsoft. One America’s Hans Hubbard has the background on project ‘JEDI cloud.’