11:22 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020
- By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 24 million as U.S. tally tops 5.8 million, and CDC head walks back testing change amid outcry In a second embarrassment for a major U.S. public health agency this week, CDC says asymptomatic people exposed to infection can again be testedThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 24 million on Thursday, and the U.S. tally topped 5.8 million, as the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention walked back a change in guidelines on testing following a storm of criticism from doctors and scientists.
11:56 a.m. July 29, 2020
- Associated Press
U.S. to bring 6,400 troops home from Germany and move 5,600 more to other countries Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the military moves will cost in the “single digit” billions of dollarsSpurred on by President Donald Trump’s demand to pull troops out of Germany, the U.S. will bring about 6,400 forces home and shift about 5,600 to other countries in Europe, U.S. defense leaders said Wednesday, detailing a Pentagon plan that will cost billions of dollars and take years to complete.
2:32 p.m. June 15, 2020
- Associated Press
Trump cuts U.S. troops in Germany, despite pleas by some Republicans Critics say move helps Russia, undermines U.S. national securityPresident Donald Trump said Monday he is ordering a major reduction in U.S. troop strength in Germany, a move widely criticized by members of his own party as a gift to Russia and a threat to U.S. national security.
4:54 a.m. June 10, 2020
- By Gordon Lubold
Nearly two dozen House Republicans petition Trump to reconsider troop reduction in Germany House Armed Services Committee members echo other critics in labeling Trump move a gift to Moscow“We believe that such steps would significantly damage U.S. national security as well as strengthen the position of Russia to our detriment,” the Republican members of the House Armed Services Committee said.