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Military.com The Military's Coronavirus Cases: The Latest Rundown By Hope Hodge SeckAs COVID-19 continues to spread to communities across the country, the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs are providing daily updates on the number of confirmed and presumptive cases of the virus in the military community, as well as the number of tests administered to military members.Military Discount Active duty Military members could save more with GEICO. Get a quote today!As of July 6, officials said there have now been 21,493 total cases of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, within the DoD: 14,992 military, 1,997 dependents, 3,066 civilians and 1,438 Defense Department contractors. In addition, 6,502 military members, 970 dependents, 1,279 civilians and 565 contractors have recovered, and 49 DoD-connected personnel have died: three troops, five dependents, 22 civilians and 10 contractors.Of the cases, 713 have required hospitalization, officials said: 343 service members, 202...
Hindustan Times Myanmar Calls Out China For Arming Terror Groups, Asks World To Help by Shishir Gupta Hindustan Times, New Delhi Myanmar, China’s closest ally in southeast Asia, has pointed fingers at Beijing for arming insurgent groups with sophisticated weapons and sought international cooperation to suppress rebel groups. In a recent interview to Russian state-run TV channel Zvezda, Myanmar’s Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said terrorist organisations active in Myanmar are backed by ‘strong forces’ and sought international cooperation to suppress rebel groups.The reference to ‘strong forces’ was widely seen to be a reference to Myanmar’s neighbour in the north, China.Myanmar military spokesperson Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun later elaborated on the comment made by the Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar’s armed forces. The spokesperson said the army chief was referring to Arakan Army (AA) and Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), terrorist organisations active in the Rakhine State in western Myanmar that...
CBS Miami 9/11 First Responders, Others At Ground Zero, Among Those Most Vulnerable To COVID-19 By Frances Wang MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Seniors and people with underlying health conditions have been the most vulnerable to the coronavirus, and that includes the 9/11 first responders and the thousands of others whose health were impacted by breathing in the toxins at Ground Zero.Rose Yaruskkaya, a Parkland resident, was a college student at Pace University in lower Manhattan. She still remembers the small details.“Class was starting at 9:05,” said Yaruskkay. “[I was] actually stuck on the train on the station right under the Twin Towers.Yaruskkaya remembers the sirens, the commotions.“Everyone was running, everyone was looking up,” said Yaruskkaya. “I saw on of the Twin Towers on fire.” Americans have heard the heartbreaking stories of first responders during 9/11, like Ray Pfeiffer and Lou Alvarez, who spent the rest of their lives fighting for fellow...
Washington Examiner Shootings in New York City up 205% in weeks since disbandment of plainclothes unit compared to last year By Haley Victory SmithAfter making the decision to disband its plainclothes "anti-crime" unit, New York City has seen a 205% increase in shootings in comparison to the same time period last year.According to the New York Post, 116 shootings took place in the city since the officers were reassigned on June 15 to July 2, a 205% increase from the same period in 2019 when there were 38 shootings.New York City saw 205 shootings last month, making it the city's "bloodiest June in 24 years.""I feel like we are giving the streets back to the criminals," said the mother of one shooting victim, whose son was shot just days after the unit was disbanded. "Whatever the problem they have, address it. But don’t disband the unit. Many lives would have...
InHomelandSecurity.com China Has ‘First-Strike’ Capability To Melt U.S. Power Grid With Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon Last week, the Department of Homeland Security issued a scary report on China’s ability to conduct an Electromagnetic Pulse attack on the United States. The key takeaway, according to Dr. Peter Pry, executive director of the department’s EMP task force, is that China now has super-EMP weapons, knows how to protect itself against an EMP attack, and has developed protocols to conduct a first-strike attack, even as they deny they would ever do so.According to the Center for Strategic International Studies, China has the most active ballistic missile development program in the world, so this is doubly troubling. China used stolen U.S. technology to develop at least three types of high-tech weapons to attack the electric grid and key technologies that could cause a surprise “Pearl Harbor” attack that could produce a deadly blackout to the...