First American Service Member Dies from Coronavirus

The Pentagon on Monday announced the first American service member to succumb to coronavirus — a member of the New Jersey Army National Guard. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy identified him as Capt. Douglas Linn Hickok. “I’m heartbroken by the loss of @NJNationalGuard Captain Douglas Linn Hickok to coronavirus. He was a drilling guardsman and […]

India: Police Beat People with Sticks for Violating Coronavirus Curfew

Videos of security forces beating quarantine violators with sticks and batons in India flooded social media this week. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the total shutdown of India for 21 days on Tuesday night to curb the spread of the Chinese coronavirus in the nation of 1.3 billion people. Beginning Wednesday, the world’s largest […]

Trump Authorizes Defense Secretary Mark Esper to Order National Guard and Reservists to Active Duty

President Donald Trump has authorized Defense Secretary Mark Esper to order units and individual members in the National Guard and Reserves, as well as “certain Individual Ready Reserve members,” to active duty to augment forces in the coronavirus response, according to the chief Pentagon spokesperson. “Today the President signed an Executive Order authorizing Secretary Esper […]