The TAPS Daily - July 10, 2020


Welcome to The TAPS Daily - your source for some of the latest news, resources, and thought pieces from across the military and veteran community during the COVID-19 response.


Top 5 News Items

Today's Highlights

 

  1. Defense Secretary confirms he was briefed on intel Russia offered bounties on U.S. troops
    (Task & Purpose)
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed to lawmakers he had been briefed on intelligence that the Russians were offering bounties to Taliban militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
  2. CDC head sticking to school-opening guides Trump criticized
    (AP)
    Federal health officials won’t revise their coronavirus guidelines for reopening schools despite criticism from President Trump, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
  3. The U.S. is diving into a dark COVID hole -- and there's no plan to get out
    (CNN)
    As the US plunges into an ever deeper coronavirus morass, setting record new infection rates and the death curve begins to rise again, there's no prospect of the nightmare ending for months.
  4. Study: Face masks could reduce COVID-19 infections, deaths by November
    (CNBC)
    A COVID-19 prediction model makes compelling case for wearing masks and face coverings
  5. Army announces review of Fort Hood command in the wake of slaying of Vanessa Guillén
    (The Hill)
    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said he has directed an independent review of the command climate at Fort Hood following disappearance and slaying of Spec. Vanessa Guillén at the base.
  6. After 110 Years of Aviation, Navy Get Its First Black Female Fighter Pilot
    (Military.com)
    Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle is the first known Black woman certified for the Navy’s Tactical Air (Strike) mission.
  7. 'The Outpost' Review: A War Film Remembers the Fallen
    (Rolling Stone)
    Based on the book by CNN’s Jake Tapper, ‘The Outpost’ is a heartfelt tribute to the soldiers who fought and died during the bloody 2009 Battle of Kamdesh.

 

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