A Congressional audit finds that the two newest aircraft carriers have $130 billion in underestimated maintenance costs. The maintenance costs include septic problems that force the use of chemicals to prevent clogging. The chemicals add up to total $400,000 a flush. [Link]
The Pentagon is concerned the financial crisis will allow foreign companies to buy stock in US defense companies. [Link]
The mayor of LA says the city will shut off power and water to nonessential businesses that remain open. [Link]
Julian Assange was denied bail. His legal team requested bail for Assange due to the increased risk to his life posed by remaining in jail during the corona outbreak. [Link]
Nine members of Congress send a letter to the Secretary of State and Treasury asking for sanctions to be lifted on Iran during the coronavirus crisis. [Link]
Russia suspends war games to prevent the spread of coronavirus. [Link]
Coronavirus lockdowns across the Middle East are preventing aid groups from helping people in war zones. [Link]
France is withdrawing all of its troops from Iraq because of the coronavirus. [Link]
The US Navy fires missiles in the South China Sea as a warning to China. [Link]
The US sails a warship through the Taiwan Strait. [Link]
The Taliban says the Afghan government will begin releasing Taliban prisoners by the end of March. [Link]
Secretary of State Pompeo described his trip to Afghanistan as frustrating. [Link]
The leader of the Israeli parliament steps down. He was an ally of Netanyahu and stepped down rather than comply with an order of the high court. [Link]
The high court orders an election for a new speaker of parliament to be held today. The election is seen as a blow to Netanyahu as the new speaker is unlikely to be an ally. The opposition to Netanyahu is trying to pass a new law that would prevent him from taking a fourth term as prime minister. [Link]
Turkey says two of its soldiers were killed by Kurdish forces in northern Iraq. Turkey says it carried out airstrikes in response, killing eight Kurdish militants. [Link]
US News DHS announces the implementation of the REAL ID Act will be delayed by a year to October 2021. [Link] The Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly resigns. Modly fired the captain of the USS T Roosevelt last week. Then, Modly addressed the ship slamming its...
US News The US daily output dropped 29% since the first week of March. [Link] The Secretary of the Navy gave a speech to the crew of the USS T Roosevelt slamming the recently fired captain of the ship. The secretary is receiving a lot of backlash and calls to resign....
US News The FDA will allow medical staff in the US to use Chinese made KN-95 respirators. The respirators are an alternative to the N-95s. [Link] Trump invokes the Defense Production Act to prevent 3M from exporting respirators. [Link] The fired Captain of the USS T...
US News Over 6.6 Americans filed for unemployment this week. That is nearly double last week’s record-setting number. New York City police are arresting people for failing to social distance. Once arrested, they are put in a holding cell with dozens of other people....
US News The US will allow the sailors on the USS T Roosevelt to quarantine sick sailors in Guam. The Captain of the aircraft carrier wrote a letter warning about a catastrophic situation on the ship as he was unable to stop the spread of coronavirus. [Link] Trump...
US News The Department of Justice Inspector General found that every FBI FISA warrant had several problems and abuses. The average warrant had 20 problems, with one having as many as 65. [Link] The Pentagon wants to make its 5-year spending plan classified. [Link]...