Photo via Utah National Guard Public Affairs Office
On Sept. 1, the Department of Defense announced that it mistakenly shipped live anthrax to all 50 states, as well as nine countries, which is a much wider security breach than initially suggested, reports Stars and Stripes. Based on the most recent data, over the past 12 years shipments from the Army’s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah were inadvertently sent to 194 government, university, and corporate labs; nine foreign countries; 50 states, including the District of Columbia; as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Initially the Pentagon believed that 52 facilities in 17 states and three countries may have received samples of the biological weapon. However this number was expected to rise as more samples were tested, and the new figures show the growing reach of the mistake.The shipments have not been tied to any cases of exposure or sickness.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Karl Munson pilots a 26-foot boat while Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Diaz keeps an eye on a boarding team who is inspecting a 79-foot shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Orleans, La., on April 27, 2005
Radio transmissions to the U.S. Coast Guard are usually calls for help from boaters, but one captain got on the radio recently just to say thanks to the men and women who are currently working without pay.
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.
Trump, locked in a battle with congressional Democrats that has led to a nearly month-long partial government shutdown, announced his trip via a pre-dawn tweet, saying he was going "to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!"
Former President George W. Bush is calling for an end to the partial government shutdown, which is about to hit the one-month mark and is currently the longest shutdown in US history.
In an appeal made on Instagram, the 43rd president called on "leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown." The caption was posted with an image of him and former First Lady Laura Bush giving pizza to their Secret Service detail.