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"defense secretary mark esper esper" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:43 min | 5 months ago

"defense secretary mark esper esper" Discussed on KQED Radio

"W You are young. I'm Peter rode out. This is here and now President Elect Joe Biden is addressing the nation for the second straight day today. This time he's talking about the future of the Affordable Care Act, which is before the Supreme Court today. Meanwhile, the Trump Administration is still pressing its case without evidence that the election isn't over. Attorney General Bill Bar sent a memo last night authorizing the Justice Department to look into Trump's baseless voter fraud claims. In the DOJ official in charge of the voting crimes division, resigned in protest. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith joins us Now, Tam tell us more about this memo. Bard didn't say there was voter fraud just that he authorized investigators to look into substantial allegations. What do you make of this? Yes, so there were a lot of ifs and other condition ALS in in the statement that he put out, he says Investigations may be conducted if there are clear and apparently credible allegations of a race. Hilarity is that, if true could potentially impacts the outcome of the federal election in an individual state, which is to say that he isn't saying that those conditions exist on DH. He's specifically saying that frivolous or minor allegations should not be investigated before certification of the results. Well, it was enough to upset some top ranking officials at the Department of Justice. Richard Pilger, the DOJ official who oversees election crimes, resigned, he sent an email Tio colleagues saying that bars memo Fabricates a 40 year old policy. And he says, having familiarized himself with the new policy and its ramifications. He felt that he had to step aside. Well, all right. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell yesterday joined other Republicans who said that the president has every right to explore and exhaust his legal challenges to get his day in court. Most of the lawsuits though, Tam contesting the election counts and and other issues have already failed in the courts. And just give us a timeline here. What are we looking at? How long does this process take? Yeah, most of the lawsuits and they keep bringing new ones. But most of them haven't even survived their first contact with the U. S justice system. How long could this go on? It's not clear how long it will truly be sustainable for the president to hold out as more votes are counted Joe Biden's lead in several of these key states. Is getting larger in Arizona. It's getting smaller. But in Pennsylvania, it's getting much larger. And you know what's happening here is that Republicans in Congress seemed to be indulging President Trump's search for fraud. Allowing him to try to exhaust all of his legal options. I mean, potentially, it could go until the election is certified. But that seems somewhat unlikely. And in addition to Republicans in Congress, though, who mostly haven't congratulated President elect Biden, you now have world leaders who are allies of President Trump you have Boris Johnson tweeting out. That he just spoke to and congratulated Joe Biden on his election on He looks forward to working with him, so you're starting to see the president's allies around the world. Come and call Joe Biden the moment I'm shifting away from President Trump. Now, what about this Republican infighting in Georgia Senators Kelly Lawful David Perdue. Calling on Georgia's Republican secretary of state to step down there, citing election irregularities again without any evidence, and the secretary of state, also a Republican, Brad Raffles, Burger forcefully rejected these claims. He's saying they're just upset that they're stuck in a run off. With Democrats, but this is a remarkable example of where the country is right now with this election, But you are also pointing out something very important there, which is that both of Thesent Attar's have run off in early January. They are campaigning for office showing that they're still very supportive of President Trump and his position so much so that they would call for a Republican secretary of state in their state to resign because he conducted an election that has apparently no major problems. That that is just an indication that President Trump, although he did not win, maintains an outsized role in his party. I mean the other evidences that most Republican senators who served with Joe Biden when he was in the Senate haven't congratulated him at least publicly. All of this really is holding up the presidential transition. Biden isn't getting the usual daily presidential briefings that President elect normally would. His staff isn't getting access to classified materials. How much could that hamper Joe Biden in the early days of his new administration? His team is raising alarms. Transition officials say that they're looking at multiple avenues to convince the General Services Administration Agency tow ascertain that he is, in fact, president elect so that he can gain access to the resource is on intelligence and all of the other things that come with the transition. Interestingly, Republican Senator Marco Rubio told reporters yesterday. He thinks Nick transition is important and letting Biden gets started wouldn't hurt the president's legal chances, he says. That's NPR. White House correspondent Tamara Keith. Thank you very much for the update Your welcome. Well, yesterday we spoke with the Republican lawmaker today. Democratic Congressman Adam Smith is here. He's chair of the House Armed Services Committee representing Washington's ninth District. Carson. Welcome. Thank you for having me appreciate Champ and because of your position on the Armed Services Committee, I'd like to start with yesterday's news that President Trump terminated is the word he used in a tweet. His defense secretary, Mark Esper. Esper disagreed with the president back in June. As for did not want active duty military sent to control protests. We know the president was furious about that. This may be payback. But the president elevated Christopher Miller, who's director of the National Counter Terrorism Center to acting secretary. We're reading that's raising alarms your thoughts about that elevation. Well, three quick things about I mean, First of all, it's a dangerous thing to do during the transition to replace Secretary of Defense Transition is There's a moment of potential instability second and certainly seeing that the president did this out of spite. I mean, if he really wanted a secretary defense that he felt was more in keeping with what he wanted to do what he could have done it before this Hey, wait until after the election because he didn't want the political damage, But he did want to lash out. And then Lastly, the question is, Does this mean that there's going to be more disruptions during at the transition period? What What else could trump due to place our government in a vulnerable position?.

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"defense secretary mark esper esper" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

04:39 min | 5 months ago

"defense secretary mark esper esper" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"From townhall dot com on John Scott. In a surprise move, President Trump is fire Defense Secretary Mark Esper. Esper was the president's second defence secretary, succeeding Jim Matters who resigned in 2018. Christopher Miller, the director of the National Counter Terrorism Center, will serve his acting secretary. Former vice president Joe Biden morning that the United States still facing a very dark winter is it battles the pandemic? White House correspondent Greg Clugston reports describing it as excellent. Biden cheered the early data that Pfizer's virus vaccine candidate is 90% effective. But he said the pandemic is far from over. It's clear that this vaccine even if approved I'll not be widely available for many months yet to come, and he warned that the country still faces a very dark winter as covert 19 hospitalizations and deaths rise. Biden also implored all Americans to wear a mask. No matter who you voted for. Great Clugston. Washington HUD Secretary Ben Carson has tested positive for the Corona virus. Carson, the first member of President Trump's Cabinet, known to have tested positive. Also a townhall dot com team Trump laying the groundwork for a new lawsuit in Pennsylvania. President's attorneys concerned about possible voting irregularities in several states are filing court actions. Senator Roy Blunt says it's important to let the president's team investigates going to be much easier to Work toward the kind of transition we want, Uh, look at the inauguration, which I'm going to have the honor of chairing again this time and bringing the country together. If everybody feels like We went through a process and everybody was heard. The Missouri Republicans speaking with a bee sees this week, the president has not conceded with votes still being counted in some states and recounts likely as well. On Wall Street, The Dow ahead nearly 4.5% more of these stories at townhall dot com. Now, the O'Reilly update brings you something, you might not know the 2020 election now in the books voters in predictable battleground states, narrowly sending Joe Biden to Washington for the next four years. At least, that's where it stands now, and the nation was focused on a very unusual place for most of last week. Nevada. That state has about 1.3 million registered voters. 680,000 Democrats 590,000 Republicans. For five days, Nevada with a population of just three million, about half of what Houston has was completely unable to count their votes. Here's why In August, Nevada secretly passed assembly bill for in the middle of the night. That legislation guaranteed every registered voter in the state of Mallon ballot for the general election. Supporters claim the move with shortened wait times and protect residents from Cove. It Critics said the entirely new process was caused a disaster on election day, and they were right. Incompetent officials in Nevada blanket in the region with ballots duplicates incorrect names, outdated addresses. Even sending documents to dead people. When it came time to count the votes. Poll workers were understaffed and uneducated on how the process works. The ballots are first sent through a machine in Nevada. Verifies the data collection staffers that examinees signature on every vote later, a review was done to make sure the total number of ballots process matches the number receipt. If the council wrong the whole process starts again. That's chaotic. The ball's in Nevada close at seven PM last Tuesday night. As of today, just 94% of the vote has been counted. And here's something else you might not know. If you think things are bad in Nevada, it's even worse in Alaska. That state is a population of 700,000. They have counted less than 60% of the vote. Come on Alaska now. Alaska has three electoral votes. Nevada's six they will not decide the election. Alaska will go for Trump, Nevada, probably for buying But please, let's stop. The madness back after this. There are thousands of animals abandoned in the wilderness that need our help..

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"defense secretary mark esper esper" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

05:53 min | 5 months ago

"defense secretary mark esper esper" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"President and a new vaccine Whatmore could markets asked for we talk with Mark Hamrick of bank rate, but first we get a market check from Doug Prisoner David. I want to touch on this headline from the Bloomberg terminal before we look in on some of the price action in markets today. Two days after losing reelection, President Trump announced on Twitter he has fire Defense Secretary Mark Esper. Esper will be replaced by Christopher Miller. He will service acting Secretary of defense immediately. We've gotta rally underway in the equity space with record highs for both the Dow industrial average in the S and P 500 essentially two prongs at work here. The first presidential election results have been called for the Biden Harris tickets and Republicans appear to be likely to maintain control of the Senate. So it looks as though we're gonna have divided government. But secondarily and perhaps more powerfully, the influence of a large scale covert 19 vaccine study, it delivered the most promising results. It's AH shot being developed by Pfizer in joint cooperation with Germany's bio and tech. It was found to have prevented more than 90% of infections. Right now, The industrial average is up 4.9%, the S and P 500 better by three and a quarter percent. Energy shares leading this advanced. There's also strength among industrial And realestate along with financial shares. We have a move up in long term interest rates. That's giving the financials a lift. Long term or the 10 Year. Treasury I should say is up nearly 14 basis points. Now we're 95 basis points. Crude oil up 9% in New York trading the active contract at 40 50. We've got a stronger dollar with the Bloomberg dollar spot Index rising 4/10 of 1% and the end weakening by 2% against the greenback at 105 52. I'm Doug Prisoner. That's your Bloomberg Business Flesh. David. Thank you so much. Doug, as that just took us through. The markets are off to a brisk start on this first trading day of Joe Biden as president elect. Help along the way with visors encouraging announcement about its vaccine, Although President Biden warned us about an hour and a half ago, right now that we still have a way to go before we put this pandemic behind us. It's clear that this vaccine even if approved, will not be widely available for many months yet to come. Challenge before us right now. Is still immense and growing. To take us through the market reaction. We welcome now. Mark Hamrick, He's Washington bureau chief for bank rate. So, Mark thank you so much for being with us. And I guess the question a lot of us have in our minds is is the market getting ahead of itself because it is pretty dramatic What we're watching right now. Well, we won't know the answer that for quite some time, David, but it is quite stunning to see this reaction. And I think fact that we see that there's ah, reasonable chance, if not better, that there's a scientific solution to the pandemic is certainly very hardening, and that's why you see The likes of Disney Up on Collison moving lower today. Finally, it's interesting, but the market's pricing that far for the future because we just heard from the president elect, and I think most to public health officials say. Even if we get one, it's going to be at least the middle of next year before it really is effective. Well, let's be honest. I think this is a time for humility and admitting, but there's a lot we don't know, but in Buster's obviously don't wanna wait until that day, because that's going to be very late to get in on. Stock purchases that benefit from an economy that is Healing and the end is closer to something like we knew before the pandemic, and ultimately we don't know what the right prices for all these stocks. But if we're going to move to an environment where Americans have safe and effective vaccines available, that means they're closer to resuming some of the Consumer behaviors that they would have in the past on DH. That means that we're getting closer to the worst obeying behind us, but obviously it's a journey, but the stock market doesn't wait around for something. Literally occur because obviously, and investors are trying to anticipate that discount, and by most accounts, it looks like this is a step in the right direction and maybe even a large step. Not there yet, but a large deep in the right direction. That would benefit just about everybody. But who would benefit Maura? Unless I mean when you talk about stocks, particularly Corporations which sectors would stand to benefit the most from arable ability, go back out and be with one another. Well, I mean, I think you go back to the factors that work and artists of the very beginning that sort of a well known lots of these days way. Look at that again when we're looking at the October employment report. When we see the leisure and hospitality we're covered more jobs but still have a long way to go the same with retail the same with business and professional services that same what energy The same with construction and manufacturing. So you know, I think that obviously, you know, we've we've been seeing this remarkable environment over the past six months. Where investors have been bidding up essentially the work from home or stay at home stocks on DH. We know what all those are. Then that's everything from Politan Tio Netflix on DH. Clearly, you know the prospects. Companies like that are not going to be hobbled per se just because people are able to safely emerge from their homes and even go back to an office. But, you know, I think there there has been a legend. A question all along. It is there. Is it possible to have a vaccine for this and and and cannot be effective? And how effective Willoughby and today.

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"defense secretary mark esper esper" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

03:02 min | 11 months ago

"defense secretary mark esper esper" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Is sponsored by discover an internal investigation is underway into the use of force after three prince George's county police officers were suspended yesterday after cell phone video shows an officer kicking a handcuffed suspect at a gas station in Langley park why do you think I am told police chief Hank Stawinski releasing that video he says in efforts to be transparent Stravinsky says he's both sorry and angry after seeing the video the Washington DC National Guard says it is investigating investigating the use of one of his helicopters using quoted aggressive show of force against protesters near the white house early Monday evening moments ago defense secretary mark esper esper says he ordered that investigation it wasn't until yesterday afternoon that we determined it was a National Guard helicopter that hovered low over a city block in DC within an hour or so of learning of this I directed the secretary of the army to conduct an inquiry to determine what happened and why in a report back to me secretary esper also insisting reports about what happened during Monday's crowd clearing before the president walked over to Saint John's church had inaccuracies I also want to address a few other matters that have been raised about that evening first National Guard forces did not fire rubber bullets or tear gas into the crowd as reported second guardsmen were instructed to wear helmets and personal protective equipment for their own protection not to service some form of intimidation as for adding he does his best to remain apolitical U. as U. S. health officials raised concerns about the large demonstrations spreading coronavirus governor Hogan today is announcing that the positivity rate in Maryland has dropped below ten percent for the first time since March to nine point five percent in current hospitalizations are at their lowest level since mid April there is free no appointment testing available today at six flags America in booty while in Virginia there are reports of an uptick in positive cases the divert Virginia department of health reporting an ominous six hundred sixty six new positive cases just days before most of Virginia will enter phase two though that does not include our area based on that data I feel calm boy allowing most of Virginia to move into phase two this Friday which will be June the fifth and I say most over Genya northern Virginia and the city of Richmond will remain in phase one Virginia governor Ralph Northam and while things are slowly getting back to normal in Virginia those struggling to pay bills won't lose their power any time soon leaving inter G. has announced plans to extend the no disconnection policy for another four months the current measure is due to expire on the fifteenth so the company is asking the state corporation commission for that extension that would run through October fourteenth along with the waving of late fees dominion says it's also expanding its long.

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"defense secretary mark esper esper" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

News Radio WGOW

05:30 min | 1 year ago

"defense secretary mark esper esper" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

"U. thirty five flanker II come within twenty five feet of a P. eight A. Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft well at high speed and inverted causing wake turbulence and putting our pilots and crew at risk over the Mediterranean days later another flanker mimicked the move over the same waters zooming in front of a P. eight and exposing the sub hunter aircraft to its jet exhaust top US officials said the incidents involved Russian pilots behaving in an unsafe and unprofessional manner well the intercept expose a pattern of behavior from the Russian military they also show that Russia is willing to capitalize on the publicity the aerial maneuvers spring even during a global pandemic retired general Frank Goring the former commander of US air forces in Europe said the Russian military feels as if it's necessary to let everybody know that they're still on the world stage and that they're still on the scene and that they have pretty good military power in recent weeks Russia one of the world's leading oil exporters was also hit by unprecedented collapse of the market for crude oil quote declining powers have to do something in quote so these actions are evil but not unexpected our navy's most senior leaders have recommended that the captain removed from his job last month after warning about a growing health crisis on its aircraft carrier be reinstated as the ship's commander chief of naval operations admiral Mike Gilday presented his recommendations to acting navy secretary James McPherson McPherson is continuing discussions with defense secretary mark esper esper will now review the full report and meet again with navy leadership to discuss next steps said Jonathan Hoffman the defense secretary spokesman who added asper remains focused on and committed to restoring the full health of the crew and getting the ship at sea again soon Hoffman said the asper was set to meet with navy leaders and that he would keep an open mind and likely support the services recommendation reinstating captain crozier as the nuclear powered carrier skipper would be a rare move for commanding officer who is publicly relieved of command but the fallout from the decision made by former acting navy secretary Thomas Mosley has left the service facing significant backlash the situation has led to several public relations firestorms first when video emerged of closures crew cheering for him and chanting his name as he walked off the ship that was followed just days later by a stunning speech Magli made to the crew aboard the Roosevelt in which he insulted crocheters intelligence calling him too naive or too stupid to command the ship I don't know all the facts about what captain crozier did or didn't do but I do know that when I was a commander taking care of my troops was a very very high priority and doing whatever is necessary to protect them is totally appropriate speaking of the USS Theodore Roosevelt four weeks to the day after the San Diego based aircraft carrier diverted to Guam because the corona virus was spreading on board the ship has finished testing all of its crew for the virus the latest numbers show eight hundred forty sailors tested positive for the novel coronavirus which is over seventeen percent of the roughly four thousand eight hundred forty five sailors on board some who are positive for the virus are housed on base in isolation four sailors with covert nineteen are in the hospital on naval base Guam and one sailor died from it over four thousand sailors tested negative and four thousand two hundred thirty four have moved off the ship into hotels and facilities on Guam the navy said about sixty percent of the sailors who have tested positive showed no code nineteen symptoms a Pacific Fleet spokesman said there is no definite timeline yet for when the ship plans to depart Guam the Roosevelt has been pier side in Guam since March twenty six I'm glad the crews doing so well we do need to get that Kerrier operational as soon as we can do so safely there are indications that China is taking advantage of his absence speaking of the corona virus center navy when captain John Roderick commanding officer of the USNS mercy saw the first cases of the corona virus spreading among some of his navy medical personnel he took action to contain it the one thousand bed hospital ship is currently docked at the port of Los Angeles taking patients who need care for illnesses other than Kobe at nineteen so that area hospitals have more room to focus on the pandemic but despite precautions the ships the first sailor with a confirmed case of code nineteen was reported on April eight since then eight others from the medical team have tested positive to stop any further advance the captain is moved almost all of the hospitals personnel off the ship to create more social distancing among his crew only he other senior leaders and personnel required for maintenance remain living on the ship he said quote most are treating the ship like a brick and mortar hospital they are.

"defense secretary mark esper esper" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

07:04 min | 1 year ago

"defense secretary mark esper esper" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"U. thirty five flanker II come within twenty five feet of a P. eight A. Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft well at high speed and inverted causing wake turbulence and putting our pilots and crew at risk over the Mediterranean days later another flanker mimicked the move over the same waters zooming in front of a P. eight and exposing the sub hunter aircraft to its jet exhaust top US officials said the incidents involved Russian pilots behaving in an unsafe and unprofessional manner well the intercept expose a pattern of behavior from the Russian military they also show that Russia is willing to capitalize on the publicity the aerial maneuvers spring even during the global pandemic retired general Frank Goring the former commander of US air forces in Europe said the Russian military feels as if it's necessary to let everybody know that they're still on the world stage and that they're still on the scene and that they have pretty good military power in recent weeks Russia one of the world's leading oil exporters was also hit by unprecedented collapse of the market for crude oil quote declining powers have to do something and quote so these actions are evil but not unexpected our navy's most senior leaders have recommended that the captain removed from his job last month after warning about a growing health crisis on its aircraft carrier be reinstated as the ship's commander chief of naval operations admiral Mike Gilday presented his recommendations to acting navy secretary James McPherson McPherson is continuing discussions with defense secretary mark esper esper will now review the full report and meet again with navy leadership to discuss next steps said Jonathan Hoffman the defense secretary spokesman who added asper remains focused on and committed to restoring the full health of the crew and getting the ship at sea again soon Hoffman said the asper was set to meet with navy leaders and that he would keep an open mind and likely support the services recommendation reinstating captain crozier as the nuclear powered carrier skipper would be a rare move for commanding officer who is publicly relieved of command but the fallout from the decision made by former acting navy secretary Thomas Mosley has left the service facing significant backlash the situation has led to several public relations fire storms first when video emerged of closures crew cheering for him and chanting his name as he walked off the ship that was followed just days later by a stunning speech Mosley made to the crew aboard the Roosevelt in which he insulted closures intelligence calling him too naive or too stupid to command the ship I don't know all the facts about what captain crozier did or didn't do but I do know that when I was a commander taking care of my troops was a very very high priority and doing whatever is necessary to protect them is totally appropriate speaking of the USS Theodore Roosevelt four weeks to the day after the San Diego based aircraft carrier diverted to Guam because the corona virus was spreading on board the ship has finished testing all of its crew for the virus the latest numbers show eight hundred forty sailors tested positive for the novel coronavirus which is over seventeen percent of the roughly four thousand eight hundred forty five sailors on board some who are positive for the virus are housed on base in isolation four sailors with covert nineteen are in the hospital on naval base Guam and one sailor died from it over four thousand sailors tested negative and four thousand two hundred thirty four have moved off the ship into hotels and facilities on Guam the navy said about sixty percent of the sailors who have tested positive showed no code nineteen symptoms a Pacific Fleet spokesman said there is no definite timeline yet for when the ship plans to depart Guam the Roosevelt has been pier side in Guam since March twenty six I'm glad the crews doing so well we do need to get that Kerrier operational as soon as we can do so safely there are indications that China is taking advantage of his absence speaking of the corona virus center navy when captain John Roderick commanding officer of the USNS mercy saw the first cases of the corona virus spreading among some of his navy medical personnel he took action to contain it the one thousand bed hospital ship is currently docked at the port of Los Angeles taking patients who need care for illnesses other than Kobe nineteen so that area hospitals have more room to focus on the pandemic but despite precautions the ships the first sailor with a confirmed case of code nineteen was reported on April eight since then eight others from the medical team have tested positive to stop any further advance the captain is moved almost all of the hospitals personnel off the ship to create more social distancing among his crew only he other senior leaders and personnel required for maintenance remain living on the ship he said quote most are treating the ship like a brick and mortar hospital they are staying at nearby hotels and report to work each day for their twelve hour shifts and quote good move skipper you're taking care of your sailors and getting the job done we salute you and that's the news this is Carol Denny Gillam coming up on front lines of freedom share comments by the colonel when Joyce more wisdom then we'll talk with John writer but the Michigan heroes museum Eddie's groups take a break the chief and assistant store manager is one of many team members who have served in America's armed forces it was one business intelligence analyst and Steve a sales strategy manager at sprint the rest of the world calls them veterans we also call them family sprint is proud to have been recognized as a military friendly employer this year and every year since two thousand five thank you to all who serve and all who have served this is a marine vet skip Korea with their own defensive for the week according to the national sexual violence resource center eighty percent of rape victims knew their attacker be careful who you let into your life if they don't feel right to you then don't associate with them my experience has taught me this when.

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"defense secretary mark esper esper" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM

WZFG The Flag 1100AM

05:30 min | 1 year ago

"defense secretary mark esper esper" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM

"U. thirty five flanker II come within twenty five feet of a P. eight A. Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft well at high speed and inverted causing wake turbulence and putting our pilots and crew at risk over the Mediterranean days later another flanker mimicked the move over the same waters zooming in front of a P. eight and exposing the sub hunter aircraft to its jet exhaust top US officials said the incidents involved Russian pilots behaving in an unsafe and unprofessional manner well the intercepts expose a pattern of behavior from the Russian military they also show that Russia is willing to capitalize on the publicity the aerial maneuvers spring even during a global pandemic retired general Frank Goring the former commander of US air forces in Europe said the Russian military feels as if it's necessary to let everybody know that they're still on the world stage and that they're still on the scene and that they have pretty good military power in recent weeks Russia one of the world's leading oil exporters was also hit by unprecedented collapse of the market for crude oil what declining powers have to do something in quote so these actions are evil but not unexpected our navy's most senior leaders have recommended that the captain removed from his job last month after warning about a growing health crisis on its aircraft carrier be reinstated as the ship's commander chief of naval operations admiral Mike Gilday presented his recommendations to acting navy secretary James McPherson McPherson is continuing discussions with defense secretary mark esper esper will now review the full report and meet again with navy leadership to discuss next steps said Jonathan Hoffman the defense secretary spokesman who added asper remains focused on and committed to restoring the full health of the crew and getting the ship at sea again soon Hoffman said the asper was set to meet with navy leaders and that he would keep an open mind and likely support the services recommendation reinstating captain crozier as the nuclear powered carrier skipper would be a rare move for commanding officer who is publicly relieved of command but the fallout from the decision made by former acting navy secretary Thomas Mosley has left the service facing significant backlash the situation has led to several public relations firestorms first when video emerged of closures crew cheering for him and chanting his name as he walked off the ship that was followed just days later by a stunning speech Magli made to the crew aboard the Roosevelt in which he insulted closures intelligence calling him too naive or too stupid to command the ship I don't know all the facts about what captain crozier did or didn't do but I do know that when I was a commander taking care of my troops was a very very high priority and doing whatever is necessary to protect them is totally appropriate speaking of the USS Theodore Roosevelt four weeks to the day after the San Diego based aircraft carrier diverted to Guam because the corona virus was spreading on board the ship has finished testing all of its crew for the virus the latest numbers show eight hundred forty sailors tested positive for the novel coronavirus which is over seventeen percent of the roughly four thousand eight hundred forty five sailors on board some who are positive for the virus are housed on base in isolation four sailors with covert nineteen are in the hospital on naval base Guam and one sailor died from it over four thousand sailors tested negative and four thousand two hundred thirty four have moved off the ship into hotels and facilities on Guam the navy said about sixty percent of the sailors who have tested positive showed no code nineteen symptoms a Pacific Fleet spokesman said there is no definite timeline yet for when the ship plans to depart Guam the Roosevelt has been pier side in Guam since March twenty six I'm glad the crew is doing so well we do need to get that Kerrier operational as soon as we can do so safely there are indications that China is taking advantage of his absence speaking of the corona virus center navy when captain John Roderick commanding officer of the USNS mercy saw the first cases of the corona virus spreading among some of his navy medical personnel he took action to contain it the one thousand bed hospital ship is currently docked at the port of Los Angeles taking patients who need care for illnesses other than Kobe nineteen so that area hospitals have more room to focus on the pandemic but despite precautions the ship's first sailor with a confirmed case of code nineteen was reported on April eight since then eight others from the medical team have tested positive to stop any further advance the captain is moved almost all of the hospitals personnel off the ship to create more social distancing among his crew only he other senior leaders and personnel required for maintenance remain living on the ship he said quote most are treating the ship like a brick and mortar hospital they are.