Posted March 30, 2020 10:31 am by Comments

By Tactical Life

Members of the National Guard administer tests for COVID-19.

The coronavirus pandemic took another historic turn Friday with the announcement of President Trump’s latest Executive Order. In it, the president authorized recall of Selected Reserve and Individual Ready Reserve armed forces members to active duty status. The order authorizes the recall of up to 1 million troops for a period of up to two years.

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“I am authorizing the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security, with respect to the Coast Guard, to order units and individual members of the Selected Reserve, and certain Individual Ready Reserve members, to active duty to augment the active forces for the effective conduct of coronavirus disease response,” Trump wrote in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) notifying her of the order.

“This authority is necessary to ensure the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security can properly conduct operations required to meet our evolving security challenges and to support the United States Government response to COVID-19.”

The executive order only authorizes the recall of reserve members back to active duty. It does …Read the Rest

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