The Pentagon may send thousands of troops to help run COVID-19 vaccination sites that FEMA is setting up nationwide

The Pentagon may send thousands of troops to help run COVID-19 vaccination sites that FEMA is setting up nationwide

January 29, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Summary List PlacementThe Department of Defense may send active-duty troops to help operate the federally funded community vaccination centers set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, The New York Times reported. FEMA is set to build about 100 of the facilities nationwide, including in sports stadiums and school gyms, by the end of President…

The Pentagon blocked the DC National Guard from receiving riot gear or interacting with protesters without explicit approval from Trump’s defense secretary

The Pentagon blocked the DC National Guard from receiving riot gear or interacting with protesters without explicit approval from Trump’s defense secretary

January 8, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Summary List PlacementIn the days before Trump supporters’ attempted insurrection, the Department of Defense placed major limitations on the tactics, equipment, and resources the DC National Guard could make use of in dealing with protesters, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Pentagon officials sent memos on January 4 and January 5 banning DC guardsmen from receiving ammo…

Pentagon set to begin –

Pentagon set to begin –

December 9, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Pentagon set to begin — on small scale… (Top headline, 4th story, link) Related stories:US virus deaths hit record levels with the holidays ahead… NY considers making vaccine mandatory… Trial participants warn of intense symptom…

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Top Pentagon official resigns after White House pulled her nomination for a high-level post, reportedly over concerns about her loyalty to Trump

June 18, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Kathryn Wheelbarger, a top Pentagon official who days ago had her nomination for a permanent senior position pulled by the White House, has resigned. Her nomination was, according to Politico, pulled due to concerns that she was insufficiently loyal to President Donald Trump. Her resignation follows that of Elaine McCusker, the acting Pentagon comptroller who…

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Pentagon chief opposes Trump threat to deploy military at protests

June 3, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Mark Esper categorically opposes using the Insurrection Act Mounting disquiet over the increasingly militarized response The US defence secretary has opposed Donald Trump’s threatened use of the Insurrection Act to allow active duty troops to be deployed in American cities. Mark Esper was speaking to journalists in the Pentagon amid mounting disquiet about the increasingly…