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It also paves the way for Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to receive regular national security briefings that Trump also gets. On Tuesday, Biden and Harris are expected to formally introduce their appointments to critical national security and foreign policy positions in Wilmington, Delaware. Two Trump administration officials said the Biden agency review teams could begin interacting with Trump agency officials as soon as Tuesday. The Biden transition team said meetings would begin with federal officials on Washington’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, along with discussions of national security issues. The letter came shortly after Michigan officials certified Biden as the victor in their state.
Persons: Joe Biden, Trump, Kamala Harris, Tom Brenner, Critics, Biden, Harris, Antony Blinken, John Kerry, Jake Sullivan, Linda Thomas, Janet Yellen, Sue Gough, ” Gough, Emily Murphy’s, Emily, ” Trump, , ” Biden, Murphy, State Barbara Cegavske, Don Beyer Organizations: Reuters, National Governors Association, REUTERS, Services, Twitter, GSA, Trump, Biden, State Department, Democratic, United Nations, Treasury, Pentagon, Department of Defense, DoD, Department, Michigan, State, Republican, Obama, Commerce Department Locations: WILMINGTON , Delaware, Wilmington , Delaware, U.S, Greenfield, Nevada
Former Defense Undersecretary for Policy Michele Flournoy prepares to testify during the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on "NATO at 70: An Indispensable Alliance" on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. WASHINGTON — Michele Flournoy, Joe Biden's probable pick to run the Pentagon, would be the first female secretary of defense if confirmed and could appoint an unprecedented number of women to senior roles at the Defense Department. Biden is poised to announce Flournoy as his nominee as early as Tuesday, according to three people familiar with the decision. Brooks points out that as Pentagon policy chief Flournoy pioneered the creation of more flexible, family-friendly work policies, including four-day work weeks and job sharing. Brooks co-founded The Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS), which was created by a group of women, many of whom were alumni of Flournoy's team at the Pentagon.
Persons: Michele Flournoy, WASHINGTON — Michele Flournoy, Joe Biden's, Biden, Harris, Deborah Lee James, Rosa Brooks, Flournoy, mentees, Said Brooks, Kathleen Hicks, Alice Hunt Friend, Michelle Howard, She's, Sharon Burke, Susanna Blume, Celeste Wallander, Mara Karlin, Janine Davidson, I'm, Joe Biden, Madame, , Hillary, Donald Trump, James Mattis, Defense Robert Gates, Leon Panetta, Antony Blinken, Booz Allen, Barbara Lee, Mark Pocan, Mark Esper, Patrick Shanahan, Ro Khanna, Obama, Brooks, James, Michele Organizations: House Foreign, NATO, Pentagon, Defense Department, Biden, Harris Pentagon, Air Force, Center for Strategic, International Studies, Navy, Republican, Democratic, U.S, International Security Affairs, New American Security, Defense, WestExec, Booz, Reps, Raytheon, Boeing, General Dynamics, White, Aspen Security Forum, Leadership Council, Women, National Security, LCWINS, Hill Locations: Africa, America, Russia, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, U.S, China
The US Air Force's F-117 Nighthawk, often referred to as a "stealth fighter," was the world's first operational stealth aircraft. The truth is, this aircraft commonly referred to as the "Stealth Fighter" wasn't really a fighter at all, but you can't blame the public for getting this one wrong. Jerod Harris/Getty ImagesThe F-117 Nighthawk reached initial operating capability in 1983, meaning the platform was already flying some missions in the early 1980s. The 'Stealth Fighter' was actually an attack aircraftA crew chief communicates with a pilot during preflight checks of a F-117 stealth aircraft preparing for redeployment to the US after Operation Desert Storm. Even for an attack aircraft, the F-117 may have had some fighter capabilitiesA crowd around an F-117A stealth aircraft at an airshow at Van Nuys Airport.
Persons: Jerod Harris, hadn't, they'd, isn't, Robert J, Dixon, David Bohrer, Robert " Robson, Donaldson, Donaldson's Organizations: US, Lockheed, Air Force, US Air Force, Pentagon, Operation, Getty, US Defense Department, Tri - Service, Tactical Air Command, LA Times, Michigan Air National Guard, Russian, Soviet Locations: Valley , California, Van Nuys
President Donald Trump is enacting new rules, regulations, and orders that it hopes will box in President-elect Joe Biden's administration on numerous foreign-policy matters. WASHINGTON (AP) — On its way out the door, the Trump administration is enacting new rules, regulations and orders that it hopes will box in President-elect Joe Biden's administration on numerous foreign policy matters and cement President Donald Trump's "America First" legacy in international affairs. Last week, the State Department's policy planning office released a 70-page China policy strategy document. The Trump administration had said it wasn't interested in extending the New START treaty unless China also joined, something Beijing has rejected. As the transition to the Biden administration approaches, those negotiations remain a work in progress.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden's, Biden, Trump, Donald Trump's, Mike Pompeo, Dinuka Liyanawatte, Pompeo, Israel Pompeo, Gabi Ashkenazi, Patrick Semansky, Majid Saeedi, Xi Jinping, Thomas Peter, wasn't, it's Organizations: , House, State Department, Democratic, Trump, Paris Climate Accord, Trans, Partnership, REUTERS, West Bank, Israel, Palestinian Authority, UN, Iran, Pentagon, Reuters, China, Huawei, Thomson Reuters Sunday Locations: Trump's America, WASHINGTON, Iran, Israel, China, Colombo, Sri Lanka, United States, Paris, Golan, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Tehran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Baghdad, Kabul, Iranian, it's, Beijing, Taiwan, Tibet, Hong Kong, South China, Washington, Russia
U.S. Navy rear admiral makes unannounced visit to Taiwan: sources
  + stars: | 2020-11-22 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.57   time to read: 1 min
TAIPEI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A two star Navy admiral overseeing U.S. military intelligence in the Asia-Pacific region has made an unannounced visit to Taiwan, two sources told Reuters on Sunday, in a high-level trip that could vex China. The sources, who include a Taiwanese official familiar with the situation, said the official was Rear Admiral Michael Studeman. According to the Navy’s website, Studeman is director of the J2, which oversees intelligence, at the U.S. military’s Indo-Pacific Command. The Pentagon, asked whether Studeman was visiting Taiwan, declined to comment. The Trump administration has ramped up support for Taiwan, including with new arms sales and high-level visits.
Persons: Michael Studeman, Studeman, Trump Organizations: J2, Pacific Command, Pentagon Locations: TAIPEI, WASHINGTON, Asia, Taiwan, China
TAIPEI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A two-star Navy admiral overseeing U.S. military intelligence in the Asia-Pacific region has made an unannounced visit to Taiwan, two sources told Reuters on Sunday, in a high-level trip that could vex China. FILE PHOTO: Flags of Taiwan and U.S. are placed for a meeting In Taipei, Taiwan March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File PhotoThe sources, who include a Taiwanese official familiar with the situation, said the official was Rear Admiral Michael Studeman. He noted that the United States and Taiwan had close intelligence exchanges on the threat from China’s military. Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang said last week the cabinet-level head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, will visit Taiwan.
Persons: Tyrone Siu, Michael Studeman, Studeman, Alex Azar, Keith Krach, Trump, Douglas Paal, Randall Schriver, Bonnie Glaser, , Gina Haspel, Haspel, Su Tseng, chang, Andrew Wheeler Organizations: REUTERS, J2, Pacific Command, Pentagon, U.S, Health, Carnegie Endowment, International, Washington’s Center, Strategic, International Studies, United Daily News, Ministry, U.S ., Foreign Ministry, CIA, U.S . Environmental Protection Agency Locations: TAIPEI, WASHINGTON, Asia, Taiwan, China, U.S, Taipei, Beijing, United States, Taipei’s, Songshan, Hawaii
(Reuters) - Afghanistan faces funding cuts and tighter restrictions on vital aid from an international donor conference this week, marking further challenges for a nation torn by two decades of war and now ravaged by COVID-19. The strategy aims to protect the peace talks and prod the Afghan government to improve allocation, they said. Donors at the last conference, in Brussels in 2016, pledged $15.2 billion for 2017 to 2020, or $3.8 billion a year. The peace talks in the Qatari capital Doha have stalled and the Taliban refuses to call a ceasefire. But senior diplomats told Reuters that a breakthrough was expected in the peace talks after the donor conference.
Persons: Trump, ” Trump, , Ashraf Ghani, ” Naser Sidiqee, Ghani’s Organizations: Reuters, Bank, Pentagon, Qatari, Doha, U.S, Western Locations: Afghanistan, COVID, Geneva, Kabul, Brussels, Western, Britain, U.S
When Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped away from Alphabet last year, they struck a deal with CEO Sundar Pichai: you can call us, but we won't call you. Only two people have previously held the CEO job: Page, the cofounder, and Eric Schmidt, who was Google CEO from 2001 to 2011. Founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page have spent the past few years stepping away from public view. If there's a fear among insiders and observers about these bets Pichai is making, it's that they're not disruptive, or "game-changing," enough. Those ideas used to be left to Larry Page.
Persons: Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Sundar Pichai, it's, cofounders, Pichai, Joe Biden, Wall, Caesar Sengupta, Google's, Sengupta, Justin Sullivan, Googlers, Eric Schmidt, Eric Schmidts, Larry Pages, Sundar, he'll, Page, Andy Rubin, Kent Walker Chesnot, Lorraine Twohill, Prabhakar Raghavan, Kent Walker, cofounders Page, Brin, Johnson Hsieh, Raghavan, Ben Gomes, Gomes, Thomas Kurian, Chris Hondros, Pichai's, Alphabet's moonshots, Larry, Sergey, Fortune, Adrian Aoun, Greg Nash, Eric, Schmidt Organizations: Google, YouTube, US Department of Justice, Business, Android, Geo, Microsoft, Google Health, Labs, Wall Street, Pentagon, Defense Department, Management, Washington, Justice Department Locations: China, Madurai, India, confidants, Pichai, Toronto, Washington
The Biden transition team is making news on an almost hourly basis. Antony Blinken is poised to be nominated as Secretary of State, per CNN's team . This didn't happen by accident -- according to a Biden transition official, it was a conscious choice to show that the transition is moving forward and that the Biden team is accessible to the media. The interview bookings also created a contrast with the Trump White House and the Trump legal team, since there were ZERO Trump reps made available for any of the shows. What reporters want from the Biden campAt the top of the list: Daily press briefings with transition officials.
Persons: Trump, Joe Biden, Antony Blinken, Jeff Zeleny, Biden, Ron Klain, Jen Psaki, Symone Sanders, Cedric Richmond, Kate Bedingfield, CNN's Arlette Saenz, Kamala Harris, Stephen Fowler of Organizations: CNN, WH, Pentagon, State Department, GSA, Republican Party, Biden, State, Sunday, Press, Fox, Trump White House, Trump, CNN's, U.S . Conference, Mayors, Stephen Fowler of Georgia Public Broadcasting, GOP Locations: capitols
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with a Taliban delegation hours after mortar shells slammed into different parts of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, on Saturday, killing at least eight people. The mortar barrage came as Pompeo was preparing to meet with representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban, who are holding talks in the Arabian Gulf nation of Qatar, though progress has been slow. Abdullah Abdullah, the Afghan government's chief negotiator in peace talks, condemned Saturday's attack in a tweet calling it a "cowardly" act. Members of Taliban's peace negotiation team met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the Qatari capital Doha, on Saturday. There have been calls for a cease-fire if peace talks in Doha are to continue.
Persons: Mike Pompeo, Tariq Arian, Pompeo, Zabihullah Mujahid, Akbar Khan, Abdullah Abdullah, Saturday's, Patrick Semansky, Christopher Miller, Miller, Donald Trump's, Jens Stoltenberg, Stoltenberg Organizations: Taliban, NBC News, ISIS, SITE Intelligence Group, NBC, Iranian Embassy, Qatari, Doha, Getty, The U.S, Pentagon, U.S, Capitol, NATO, United, Associated Press Locations: Kabul, Arabian, Qatar, Iranian, AFP, Qatar's, Doha, Afghanistan, U.S, Iraq, United States
The US Air Force has selected six candidate locations to host the US Space Command headquarters. The Air Force anticipates making a final decision in early 2021, and the command location is expected to host about 1,400 personnel. At the Defense Department's direction, the US Air Force has selected six candidate locations to host the US Space Command headquarters. The bases include Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico; Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; Patrick Air Force Base, Florida; Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; Port San Antonio at Kelly Field, Texas; and Redstone Army Airfield, Alabama, the service said in an announcement Thursday. SPACECOM is responsible for military operations related to space, while the Space Force organizes and trains space personnel.
Persons: Kelly, SPACECOM, Ann Stefanek, Peterson, Mark Esper, Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, Patrick Shanahan, Michael Waltz, Bill Posey, Oriana Pawlyk Organizations: US Air Force, US Space Command, The Air Force, Defense, Kirtland Air Force Base, Offutt Air Force Base, Patrick Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base, Redstone Army, Air Force, of, U.S . Space Command, Department of Defense, Pentagon, Space Force, Schriever Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force, Buckley Air Force Base, Arsenal, Vandenberg Air Force Base, DoD, Armed Services, Department of, Army's, Army, Florida ., Florida . Florida Gov, Republican, Kennedy Space Center, Space Force Combatant Command, House Armed Services Committee, Twitter Locations: New Mexico, Offutt Air Force Base , Nebraska, Florida, Colorado, Port San, , Texas, Alabama, U.S, Peterson, Colorado Springs, Cheyenne, California, Florida . Florida, Cape Canaveral
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington is poised to designate four more Chinese companies as backed by the Chinese military, sources said, curbing their access to U.S. investors as the Trump administration seeks to cement its hawkish China legacy in its waning days. The additions would bring the number of Chinese companies affected to 35. The growing defense department list will likely add to tensions between the world’s two largest economies, which have been at loggerheads over the coronavirus and China’s crackdown on Hong Kong. Congress and the administration have sought increasingly to curb the U.S. market access of Chinese companies that do not comply with rules faced by American rivals, even if that means antagonizing Wall Street. In August, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Treasury officials urged Trump to delist Chinese companies that trade on U.S. exchanges and fail to meet its auditing requirements by January 2022.
Persons: Trump, Aly, , Mike Gallagher, Biden, Joe Biden Organizations: WASHINGTON, Bund, REUTERS, Department of Defense, SZ China Telecom Corp, China, HK, Communist Chinese Military, Pentagon, People’s Liberation Army, Reuters, Chinese Communist Party, Democratic, U.S . Commerce, U.S . Securities, Exchange Commission, Treasury Locations: Washington, China, Shanghai, HK, U.S, Beijing, Hong Kong, American
U.S. Considers Moving Forces Out of Somalia
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Nancy A. Youssef | Michael M. Phillips | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
The Trump administration is considering a plan to pull hundreds of U.S. troops out of Somalia, reposition them in neighboring countries and shift the focus of their mission from training Somali government forces to directly combatting the al-Shabaab militant group. The roughly 700 troops stationed in Somalia would move to bases in Kenya and Djibouti and travel to Somalia to conduct shorter counterterrorism missions, primarily against al-Shabaab, a jihadist group allied with al Qaeda. Mr. Esper favored drawing down U.S. forces operating in the volatile Sahel region of West Africa while maintaining the American presence in Somalia, according to a senior U.S. official. It wasn’t known whether Mr. Miller has formally signed off on the change, but the troops could be moved as soon as early next year, defense officials said. Pentagon officials said that while there are ongoing conversations, “no DoD decisions have been made” about the force posture on the African continent, a spokesman said.
Persons: Trump, Chris Miller, Mark Esper, Esper, Miller Organizations: Pentagon Locations: U.S, Somalia, Shabaab, Kenya, Djibouti, al Qaeda, West Africa
FILE PHOTO: Lithuania’s Defense Minister Raimundas Karobli speaks during a meeting with Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Christopher Miller at the Pentagon in nearby Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Tom BrennerWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis has tested positive for COVID-19 and Anthony Tata, one of several senior U.S. defense officials who met him at the Pentagon last week, also tested positive on Thursday, the Pentagon said. The Lithuanian embassy told the Pentagon of Karoblis’s positive test on Thursday, it added. All the senior U.S. defense officials who met Karoblis on Nov. 13 and Nov. 16, including Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller, were tested for COVID-19, the Pentagon said in its statement. Last month almost all of the U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff went into self-quarantine after two senior military officials who attended a top-level meeting tested positive for COVID-19.
Persons: Raimundas Karobli, Christopher Miller, Tom Brenner WASHINGTON, Raimundas Karoblis, Anthony Tata, Karoblis, Chris Miller, Miller Organizations: Lithuania’s Defense, U.S, Defense, Pentagon, REUTERS, Lithuanian Defense, Lithuanian, Tata, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, military’s, Chiefs, Staff Locations: Arlington , Virginia, U.S, Lithuanian, United States, COVID
Tom Norris, a Navy SEAL who won the Medal of Honor in Vietnam, was one of the first HRT operators despite missing an eye. HRT operators have deployed to the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan alongside Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) forces. Special Response Teams (Department of Energy)Security contractors at the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site. Special Operations Group (CIA)The CIA seal inside the agency's headquarters in Virginia. Maritime Branch operates ships and vessels and conducts maritime special-operations for the agency.
Persons: Tom Norris, Brooks Kraft, Stavros Atlamazoglou Organizations: US, FBI, Delta Force, HRT, Former Navy SEALs, Rangers, Navy SEAL, Special Operations Command, Boston, Maritime, Coast Guard, US Coast Guard, Navy, Chemical, Department of, Department of Homeland Security, NATO, Foreign, Deployed, FAST, Australian Special Air Service Regiment, 2nd Commando Regiment, of Energy, Department of Energy, Contractors, Former Delta Force, Special Operations Group, CIA, Brooks Kraft LLC, Getty, SOG, Army's Special Forces, Air Branch, Maritime Branch, Hellenic Army, National Service, 575th Marine Battalion, Army, Johns Hopkins University Locations: Vietnam, Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, Alabama, Atlanta, West, California, MSRT, East, Virginia, Central, America, Savannah
The US Navy Secretary's proposal raised eyebrows among observers, who say the plan is a "trial balloon" that is unlikely to garner immediate regional support. Locating a US naval base in Singapore is also seen as a tricky proposition given the island nation's efforts to not take a side between Beijing and Washington. Singapore base? US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin pier side with ships from the Indian Navy, the South Korean Navy, and the Chinese navy, May 20, 2015. "There is a substantial difference between enabling limited US navy deployment from Singapore, with a rather small footprint, and facilitating a numbered fleet basing," the RSIS' Suorsa said.
Persons: Joe Biden, Collin Koh, Biden, Olli Pekka Suorsa, Koh, John Bradford —, , Kenneth J, Braithwaite, MCS2 Levingston Lewis, Kenneth Braithwaite, Christopher Miller, Mark Esper, Donald Trump, William P, Lawrence, JS, Andres Bonifacio, Trump, David Flewellyn, Lee Hsien Loong, Said Thomas Daniel, Daniel, Suorsa Organizations: US Navy, Visit, United States, Trump, Rajaratnam, of International Studies, Navy, Constellation, MCS2 Levingston Lewis US, Fleet, Seventh Fleet, USNI, Pentagon, Indian Navy, Izumo, JS Murasame, Self, Defense Force, US Seventh Fleet, Fifth, US, Changi Naval Base, US Department of Defence, Malaysia's Institute of Strategic, International, Singapore, China, South Korean Navy, Washington, Nato Locations: Singapore, Beijing, Washington, Asia, China, Southeast Asia, Japan, Baltimore, Harbor, India, Pacific, Kolkata, Philippine, South China, Yokosuka, Pakistan, Bahrain, South Korea, Western, US, RSIS, Bradford
Macy's prepares for a Thanksgiving parade unlike any other
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
After close contacts get Covid, acting Sec. Anthony Tata, who is performing the duties of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday and twice subsequently, chief Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement. Tata was tested because the Lithuanian Embassy informed the Pentagon that its Defense Minister, Raimundas Karoblis, tested positive for Covid-19. Karoblis visited the Pentagon over several days in the last week, where he met with Miller, Tata, as well as Secretary of Navy Kenneth Braithwaite. Miller and others won't isolate, the Pentagon spokesperson said:"As CDC COVID mitigation guidelines were followed during the Acting Secretary’s bilateral meeting with the minister, as well as meetings with Mr. Tata, Acting Secretary of Defense Miller is not quarantining," the Pentagon said.
Persons: Chris Miller, Anthony Tata, Jonathan Hoffman, Tata, Raimundas Karoblis, Karoblis, Miller, Kenneth Braithwaite, Defense Miller Organizations: Centers for Disease Control, Pentagon, Defense, Policy, Lithuanian Embassy, Tata, CDC, Mr
After close contacts get Covid, acting Sec. Def. Chris Miller won't isolate
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
After close contacts get Covid, acting Sec. Chris Miller won't isolateTwo people tested positive for coronavirus after having close contact with acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller, who will not conduct a period of self-isolation as is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a Pentagon spokesperson. Tata was tested because the Lithuanian Embassy informed the Pentagon that its Defense Minister, Raimundas Karoblis, tested positive for Covid-19. Karoblis visited the Pentagon over several days in the last week, where he met with Miller, Tata, as well as Secretary of Navy Kenneth Braithwaite. Miller and others won't isolate, the Pentagon spokesperson said:"As CDC COVID mitigation guidelines were followed during the Acting Secretary’s bilateral meeting with the minister, as well as meetings with Mr. Tata, Acting Secretary of Defense Miller is not quarantining," the Pentagon said.
Persons: Chris Miller, Anthony Tata, Jonathan Hoffman, Tata, Raimundas Karoblis, Karoblis, Miller, Kenneth Braithwaite, Defense Miller Organizations: Centers for Disease Control, Pentagon, Defense, Policy, Lithuanian Embassy, Tata, CDC, Mr
Florida Sen. Rick Scott tests positive for Covid
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
SEE NEW POSTSFlorida Sen. Rick Scott tests positive for Covid Wear a mask. I want to thank all the incredible health care workers who are working around the clock to care for patients. — Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) November 20, 2020 Share this -Stanford faculty pass resolution condemning Scott Atlas Stanford faculty passed a resolution Thursday night condemning Dr. Scott Atlas, President Donald Trump’s top medical adviser on the coronavirus pandemic. Tata was tested because the Lithuanian Embassy informed the Pentagon that its Defense Minister, Raimundas Karoblis, tested positive for Covid-19. Karoblis visited the Pentagon over several days in the last week, where he met with Miller, Tata, as well as Secretary of Navy Kenneth Braithwaite.
Persons: Florida Sen, Rick Scott, — Rick Scott, Scott, Scott Atlas, Donald Trump’s, Chris Miller, Anthony Tata, Jonathan Hoffman, Tata, Raimundas Karoblis, Karoblis, Miller, Kenneth Braithwaite, Defense Miller Organizations: Stanford, Scott Atlas Stanford, Faculty Senate, Twitter, Centers for Disease Control, Pentagon, Defense, Policy, Lithuanian Embassy, Tata, CDC, Mr Locations: Florida, Michigan
Stanford faculty pass resolution condemning Scott Atlas
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Atlas posted on Twitter on Sunday that Michigan residents should "rise up" after the governor issued new restrictions. "Atlas’s disdain for established medical knowledge violates medical ethics," they write. Tata was tested because the Lithuanian Embassy informed the Pentagon that its Defense Minister, Raimundas Karoblis, tested positive for Covid-19. Karoblis visited the Pentagon over several days in the last week, where he met with Miller, Tata, as well as Secretary of Navy Kenneth Braithwaite. Miller and others won't isolate, the Pentagon spokesperson said:"As CDC COVID mitigation guidelines were followed during the Acting Secretary’s bilateral meeting with the minister, as well as meetings with Mr. Tata, Acting Secretary of Defense Miller is not quarantining," the Pentagon said.
Persons: Chris Miller, Anthony Tata, Jonathan Hoffman, Tata, Raimundas Karoblis, Karoblis, Miller, Kenneth Braithwaite, Defense Miller Organizations: Twitter, Faculty Senate, Centers for Disease Control, Pentagon, Defense, Policy, Lithuanian Embassy, Tata, CDC, Mr Locations: Michigan
Rhode Island to begin two-week pause to battle virus
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
I want to thank all the incredible health care workers who are working around the clock to care for patients. Tata was tested because the Lithuanian Embassy informed the Pentagon that its defense minister, Raimundas Karoblis, had tested positive for Covid-19. Share this -U.S. crosses 190,000 new daily Covid-19 cases More than 193,000 people reported new Covid-19 infections in the U.S. Thursday, a new record. Several records were set Thursday on the state level: Iowa reported 39 Covid-19 deaths, tying its record set the day before. Hong Kong confirmed 26 new coronavirus infections on Friday, 21 of which were local cases.
Persons: Florida Sen, Rick Scott, — Rick Scott, Scott, Scott Atlas, Donald Trump’s, Chris Miller, Anthony Tata, Jonathan Hoffman, Tata, Raimundas Karoblis, Karoblis, Miller, Kenneth Braithwaite, Defense Miller, David Ige, Sophia Chan Organizations: Stanford, Scott Atlas Stanford, Faculty Senate, Twitter, Centers for Disease Control, Pentagon, Lithuanian Embassy, Tata, CDC, Mr, Defense, NBC News, Vermont Locations: Florida, Michigan, U.S, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico Oregon, Wyoming, Hawaii, HONOLULU, Hong Kong, HONG KONG
3 New York Giants football players sidelined by positive tests
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
SEE NEW POSTSFlorida Sen. Rick Scott tests positive for Covid Wear a mask. — Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) November 20, 2020 Share this -Stanford faculty pass resolution condemning Scott Atlas Stanford faculty passed a resolution Thursday night condemning Dr. Scott Atlas, President Donald Trump’s top medical adviser on the coronavirus pandemic. Anthony Tata, the undersecretary of defense for policy, tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday and twice since, chief Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement. Tata was tested because the Lithuanian Embassy informed the Pentagon that its defense minister, Raimundas Karoblis, had tested positive for Covid-19. Karoblis visited the Pentagon over several days in the last week, where he met with Miller, Tata and Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite.
Persons: Florida Sen, Rick Scott, — Rick Scott, Scott, Scott Atlas, Donald Trump’s, Chris Miller, Anthony Tata, Jonathan Hoffman, Tata, Raimundas Karoblis, Karoblis, Miller, Kenneth Braithwaite, Defense Miller Organizations: Stanford, Scott Atlas Stanford, Faculty Senate, Twitter, Centers for Disease Control, Pentagon, Lithuanian Embassy, Tata, CDC, Mr, Defense Locations: Florida, Michigan
At least 12 senior Trump administration officials have been ousted or have resigned since the President Donald Trump lost his re-election bid. Alongside disputing the 2020 election results and refusing to concede to President-elect Joe Biden two weeks after losing, President Donald Trump has resumed firing senior officials in rapid succession on Twitter. In what appears to be a post-election purge of anyone the president deems disloyal, at least 12 people have been sacked or have resigned from the Trump administration since November 3. November 10:A slew of top Pentagon officials left their posts, just one day after Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper. November 6:Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, head of the National Nuclear Security Administration, which is responsible for safeguarding the nation's nuclear weapons, resigned.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, hasn't, Joe Biden, Chris Krebs, who'd, DHS's, Krebs, they've, he's, Biden, Ron Klain, CISA, John McEntee, Bryan Ware, cybersecurity, Valerie Boyd, Mark Esper, Jen Stewart, Alexis Ross, Joseph Kernan, James Anderson, Anderson, Christopher Miller, Richard Pilger, William Barr, Christopher Wray, Gina Haspel, Lisa Gordon, Hagerty, Dan Brouillette, Neil Chatterjee, Bonnie Click Organizations: Trump, Twitter, Infrastructure Security Agency, Democratic, Republicans, GOP, Biden, White, DHS, The Washington Post, Pentagon, Defense, Trump loyalists, Politico, National Counterterrorism, Department, National Nuclear Security Administration, . Defense News, Trump's Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory, US Agency for International Development, White House, CNN Locations: CISA
The bill is in danger of cratering next month over efforts to rename military bases, such as Fort Benning, that are named after Confederate officers, which President Donald Trump has vowed to oppose. Republicans are vowing they will not send the broader bill to Trump if it includes language requiring bases named after Confederate officers to be renamed. The differences between the House and Senate provisions are relatively modest. "Look, the defense bill is really important," Smith said, expressing hope that Republicans would relent. Both the House and Senate defense measures passed by veto-proof margins but GOP leaders want to avoid the chances of a veto coming to pass.
Persons: cratering, Donald Trump, Kennedy, Trump, Joe Biden's, Armed Services Committee Republican Mac Thornberry, James Inhofe, Adam Smith, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Smith, Mark Meadows, Meadows, David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler Organizations: Trump, Georgia, Armed Services Committee Republican, US Army Senate Armed Services, GOP, Senate, Armed Services, Pentagon, Democratic, New York Times, Georgia's Republican Locations: Fort Benning, WASHINGTON, Fort Hood, Georgia, Texas, Columbus , Georgia, Oklahoma, California
Pelosi emphasizes need for Covid-19 relief package as pandemic worsens
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
SEE NEW POSTSPelosi emphasizes need for Covid-19 relief package as pandemic worsens House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., emphasized Friday the need for another Covid-19 relief package as the pandemic continues to worsen and with the release of several vaccines on the horizon. Pelosi said Congress needs to approve funding for the vaccines that are soon going to become available. Tata was tested because the Lithuanian Embassy informed the Pentagon that its defense minister, Raimundas Karoblis, had tested positive for Covid-19. Share this -U.S. crosses 190,000 new daily Covid-19 cases More than 193,000 people reported new Covid-19 infections in the U.S. Thursday, a new record. Several records were set Thursday on the state level: Iowa reported 39 Covid-19 deaths, tying its record set the day before.
Persons: Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Scott Gottleib, Morning Joe, Gottleib, wouldn’t, Timothy Nuvangyaoma, “ There’s, ” Nuvangyaoma, , people’s, Florida Sen, Rick Scott, — Rick Scott, Scott, Scott Atlas, Donald Trump’s, Chris Miller, Anthony Tata, Jonathan Hoffman, Tata, Raimundas Karoblis, Karoblis, Miller, Kenneth Braithwaite, Defense Miller Organizations: FDA, Morning, Pfizer, Stanford, Scott Atlas Stanford, Faculty Senate, Twitter, Centers for Disease Control, Pentagon, Lithuanian Embassy, Tata, CDC, Mr, Defense, NBC News, Vermont Locations: Ky, Coconino, Navajo, Arizona, Florida, Michigan, U.S, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico Oregon, Wyoming
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