Nation May 30

Pentagon ready to send troops to Minneapolis if state asks

The Pentagon said Saturday it was ready to provide military help to authorities scrambling to contain unrest in Minneapolis, where George Floyd's death has sparked widespread protests, but Gov. Tim Walz has not requested federal troops.

May 07

Esper flew to the headquarters of U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to meet with Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, who is spearheading the military's support for civilian agencies combating the virus. It is Esper's first trip beyond Washington since he…

Apr 26

With limited supplies of coronavirus tests available, the Pentagon is focusing first on testing those performing duties deemed most vital to national security. Atop the list are the men and women who operate the nation's nuclear forces, some counterterrorism forces,…

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