Overnight Defense: Defense chief suggests USS Kidd coronavirus

Source: The Hill - View Original Article
Published: May 04, 2020
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95% "EsperOvernight Defense: US military stops releasing data on Taliban attacks | Pentagon coronavirus cases top 7,000 | Senate panel schedules Navy secretary confirmation hearing ..."
92% "In other coronavirus news... Latest numbers: The number of coronavirus cases reported by the Pentagon ticked up to 7,434 on Monday.""
91% "So we can over a period of time in phases open up the Pentagon and other office buildings like that so we can, again, ..."
89% "The first six Purple Hearts approved for injuries sustained during a Jan. 8, 2020, Iranian ballistic missile attack on Al Asad Air Base in ..."
86% "PURPLE HEARTS AWARDED FOR IRAN ATTACK:""
85% "The letter was organized by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelHundreds of lawmakers urge Pompeo to take 'increased diplomatic action' to ..."

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95% : EsperOvernight Defense: US military stops releasing data on Taliban attacks | Pentagon coronavirus cases top 7,000 | Senate panel schedules Navy secretary confirmation hearing The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Madeleine Albright says Trump's America First strategy is hurting US with a virus that knows no borders; Fauci warns states against 'leapfrogging' reopening guidelines Trump authorizes Pentagon to ready reserves for cartel fight MORE said Monday.
92% : In other coronavirus news... Latest numbers: The number of coronavirus cases reported by the Pentagon ticked up to 7,434 on Monday.
91% : So we can over a period of time in phases open up the Pentagon and other office buildings like that so we can, again, get back to normal, but at the same time, protect our people."
89% : "The first six Purple Hearts approved for injuries sustained during a Jan. 8, 2020, Iranian ballistic missile attack on Al Asad Air Base in Iraq were awarded to U.S. Army soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait on May 3 and 4, respectively," Centcom spokesman Cmdr.
86% : "Two ships out of I think 94 is a pretty good record."
86% : Adapting to the 'new normal':
86% : Three U.S. destroyers -- the USS Donald Cook, USS Porter and USS Roosevelt -- and one U.S. support ship, the USNS Supply, entered the Barents Sea on Monday with a British Royal Navy frigate for the first time since the mid-1980s "to assert freedom of navigation and demonstrate seamless integration among allies," the Navy said in a news release.
86% : "In these challenging times, it is more important than ever that we maintain our steady drumbeat of operations across the European theater, while taking prudent measures to protect the health of our force," Vice Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander of the U.S. 6th Fleet, said in a statement.
86% : PURPLE HEARTS AWARDED FOR IRAN ATTACK:
85% : The letter was organized by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelHundreds of lawmakers urge Pompeo to take 'increased diplomatic action' to renew Iran arms embargo Top US, European lawmakers call for global unity in COVID response House Republican calls for investigation into China and WHO's handling of coronavirus MORE (D-N.Y.) and committee ranking member Rep. Michael McCaulMichael Thomas McCaulHundreds of lawmakers urge Pompeo to take 'increased diplomatic action' to renew Iran arms embargo Sunday shows preview: America braces for next month of pandemic House Republican calls for investigation into China and WHO's handling of coronavirus MORE (R-Texas).
84% : During Monday's Brookings Institution appearance, Esper also underlined what other defense officials have been saying in recent weeks: the military is preparing to live with the pandemic long-term.
84% : "What do we do over the next 6, 12, 18 months?"
84% : "We look forward to working with you to reauthorize these expiring U.N. restrictions, which are essential to protecting our national security and the American people."
83% : "We remain committed to promoting regional security and stability, while building trust and reinforcing a foundation of Arctic readiness."
82% : On Jan. 8, Iran launched a ballistic missile strike on Iraq's al Asad Air Base in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani while he was at the Baghdad airport earlier that month.
79% : "For the past few weeks, our chief management officer has been developing plans to reopen the Pentagon and other buildings at least in the Washington, D.C., area," he said.
79% : Meanwhile, Democrats say the crisis should result in a rethinking of national security that gives less money to the Pentagon and more to areas like public health.
78% : Officials attributed the delay in reporting the injuries to the fact that symptoms from TBI can sometimes take time to present themselves.
78% : In other Iran news: Hundreds of House lawmakers in both parties are calling on Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael
78% : ON TAP FOR TOMORROW
76% : Trump says next coronavirus relief bill has to include payroll tax cut MORE elicited criticism by downplaying their severity.
74% : Happy Monday and welcome to Overnight Defense.
72% : Trump said in January that he "heard that they had headaches and a couple of other things," calling the injuries "not very serious."
71% : "We all recognize that the United States has an enormous debt and we have to deal with that too," Esper said.
71% : "America must continue its longstanding, bipartisan leadership in order to limit Iran's destabilizing activities throughout the world," they added.
71% : The Center for Strategic and International Studies will host an online event on recent developments on the Korean peninsula, featuring deputy assistant secretary of State for Korea and Japan Marc Knapper, at 8 a.m. https://bit.ly/2z9ywDk The American Enterprise Institute will hold a webinar on Russian and Chinese information campaigns during the coronavirus pandemic at 10 a.m. https://bit.ly/35DhFFi The Atlantic Council will host an online event with Defense Security Cooperation Agency director Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper at 10:30 a.m. https://bit.ly/2Wvq756
70% : The letter had 387 signatures.
68% : Esper said.
67% : "It'll be based on the president's plan that was in the guidelines given to him by our public sector experts.
66% : Esper on Monday expressed concern about the possibility of budget cuts.
66% : Zachary Harrell said in a statement.
65% : There were no new deaths reported Monday.
65% : Richard PompeoDHS report accuses China of intentionally downplaying coronavirus threat: AP Hundreds of lawmakers urge Pompeo to take 'increased diplomatic action' to renew Iran arms embargo Time to restart nuclear arms negotiations with Russia MORE to take "increased diplomatic action" to renew a United Nations arms embargo on Iran set to expire in October.
65% : "We write to urge increased diplomatic action by the United States to renew the expiring United Nations arms embargo against Iran and United Nations travel restrictions on those Iranian individuals involved with dangerous proliferation activities," the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Pompeo obtained by The Hill ahead of its release.
64% : "My view, the view of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, of our commanders, civilian leaders is there will be a new normal that we will have to adapt to for an extended period of time at least until we have a vaccine that we are confident in."
60% : The Kidd -- originally deployed near Central America but now in port in San Diego to be cleaned -- was the second U.S. warship to be hit with a coronavirus outbreak after the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier.
59% : "We're not sure where she picked it up, it may have been through a counter-drug operation," Esper said of the USS Kidd during a webinar hosted by the Brookings Institution.
59% : But with the pandemic, the deficit is projected to explode after Congress passed trillions of dollars in coronavirus relief packages, with more aid bills expected.
58% : Asked about the risks of being sequestered aboard a vessel during the COVID-19 pandemic, Esper said that "statistics show the safest place to be is on a deployed Navy ship as compared to one that's in port.
58% : (Mike)
56% : When brain injuries from the attack were first revealed, President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump predicts virus death toll could reach 100,000 in the US Pence says he should have worn mask during Mayo Clinic visit
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54% : Eventually, 110 U.S. service members were diagnosed with TBI.
53% : The remaining 23 awards are expected to be presented this week, Harrell added.
50% : The Navy became aware of the outbreak aboard the Kidd last month after a sailor needed to be medically evacuated to a treatment facility in San Antonio, Texas.
48% : Background:
45% : Twenty-nine U.S. soldiers have been approved for Purple Hearts after suffering traumatic brain injuries (TBI) from Iran's January missile strike on an Iraqi military base, with the first six awarded Sunday and Monday, U.S. Central Command (Centcom) said Monday.
36% : U.S. officials initially said Iran's attack caused no injuries, but later revealed dozens of troops were suffering from TBI.
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35% : IN THE ARCTIC: The U.S. Navy has sent four ships into the Barents Sea off of Russia's Arctic coast for the first time since the Cold War, the Navy said Monday.
33% : The coronavirus outbreak aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer may have been picked up through a counter-narcotics operation, Defense Secretary Mark EsperMark
33% : Cuts could be on the horizon after the pandemic as the defense budget takes pressure on multiple fronts.
30% : "Of the 90-plus ships we have at sea we only have two that have been affected," he said.
30% : "And so there is a concern there that that may lead to a smaller defense budget in the future."
23% : As far as reopening the Pentagon and other offices in the D.C. area, Esper said officials are looking to do so in phases.
18% : The Pentagon had already been expecting relatively flat budgets for the next few years due to economic constraints.
16% : Defense budget analysts are predicting that will mean cuts to defense spending down the line.
15% : I'm Rebecca Kheel, and here's your nightly guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and beyond.
15% : That includes 4,912 service members, including 99 who have been hospitalized and 1,806 who have recovered.
13% : Budget brawl looming: Over the weekend, we took a look at what the pandemic could mean for future defense budgets.
8% : The Navy notified the Russian Defense Ministry about the planned operation Friday in an effort to "avoid misperceptions, reduce risk and prevent inadvertent escalation," the release added.

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