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Virus takes toll on US military as it tries to aid civilians

 

March 27, 2020

Gregory Bull – AP

The USNS Mercy hospital ship sits at dock before its departure Monday, March 23, 2020, in San Diego.

WASHINGTON - The coronavirus is taking a growing toll on the U.S. military, and commanders and senior officials are bracing for worse. From nuclear missile fields at home to war zones abroad, from flight lines to ships at sea, the Pentagon is striving to shield vital missions even as it faces urgent calls for help on the civilian front.

Training exercises big and small, including one of the largest in Europe since the end of the Cold War, have been curtailed. Army recruiting stations have closed. Troops around the globe are hunkering down to confront an enemy unlike anything the world's most lethal armed forces have encountered before.

https://www.startribune.com/virus-takes-toll-on-us-military-as-it-tries-to-aid-civilians/569126992/

 

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