Medics Save Lives. Let Them.

The U.S. military, with its experience in disasters and its multiple medical corps, could do more to end the pandemic.

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National Guard Officer Says Police Used ‘Excessive’ Force at White House Clash

An Army National Guard officer at Lafayette Square plans to tell lawmakers that the Park Police unleashed an “unprovoked escalation” on peaceful protesters last month.

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Trump’s Actions Rattle the Military World: ‘I Can’t Support the Man’

The president’s threat to use troops against largely peaceful protesters, as well as other attempts to politicize the military, have unsettled a number of current and former members and their families.

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Aggressive Tactics by National Guard, Ordered to Appease Trump, Wounded the Military, Too

Some members of the D.C. Guard — comprising more than 60 percent people of color — have not told family they were part of the crackdown. Guard leadership, concerned about public opposition, even warned against buying food from vendors.

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A 96-Year-Old Veteran Was Near Death. Then He Met His Social Worker.

After Covid-19 killed his wife, George Crouch had little spirit to fight his own battle against the disease. But he found common ground with a military visitor.

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Report Paints Scathing Picture of Nursing Home Where 17 Bodies Piled Up

Members of the National Guard will disinfect the New Jersey home, where residents were placed in “immediate jeopardy,” a federal review found.

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