Trump issues order to bring former troops back to active duty to assist in coronavirus response – WAPO
March 28, 2020 at 10:39 PM - Views: 33 #294191
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The president did not clarify whether anyone will be involuntarily recalled to duty, but said some retirees have “offered to support the nation in this extraordinary time of need. It’s really an incredible thing to see,” Trump said. “It’s beautiful.”
Trump’s executive order allows Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper to order units and individual members to duty, including “certain Individual Ready Reserve” members, Chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said in a statement released just after midnight on Saturday morning. The Individual Ready Reserve comprises former active-duty and reserve service members, who are commonly considered out of the military and rarely recalled.
Hoffman, who could not be reached for comment early Saturday, said…
March 28, 2020 at 10:51 PM #294200
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In the Navy, I’m pretty sure they are never going to recall me.
But you have to wonder if you really want to put this elderly workforce on the frontlines of a virus that kills the elderly faster than other age groups.
March 28, 2020 at 10:57 PM #294203
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Trump’s toadies say the most amazing shit. This Hoffman guy says they’re going to take people with high demand medical specialties, and that will OK because they won’t be missed in their civilian jobs. Sometimes I think this president intentionally recruited the stupidest people he could find. When he accidentally hired a few intelligent human beings, he ordered them to act stupid so the others wouldn’t be jealous.
March 29, 2020 at 1:13 AM #294289
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familiar with 1950s era equipment.
Slavery was the legal fiction that people can be property.
Corporatism is the legal fiction that property can be people.
"If you believe in god, I'm probably smarter than you." -- Tom Leykis
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