22/05/2020Política CNBC - Estados Unidos Salud Amanda Macias
Defense secretary doubles down on aggressive timeline to have coronavirus vaccine ready by the end of the year
15:03 - Secretary of Defense Mark Esper downplayed characterizations made by health officials that a vaccine within the year would be “aspirational.” Last week, President Donald Trump unveiled a federal task force in charge of a $10 billion effort that will help produce and widely distribute a coronavirus vaccine by the end of 2020. Esper said he was “completely confident” that the Pentagon will deliver.
17/03/2020Sociedad CNBC - Estados Unidos Salud Amanda Macias
17:34 - Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said that the Pentagon was able to offer up to 2,000 deployable ventilators, but that the machines were different than those used by civilians and would require training before operation. He added that the U.S. government would need to seek support from industry on procuring more ventilators. The virus — which has already killed more than 7,167 people and infected more than 183,000 people around the world — is spreading from the U.S. military’s Indo-Pacific Command, the largest of all geographic combatant commands.
07/01/2020Política CNBC - Estados Unidos Política Internacional Amanda Macias
US military says general’s letter announcing Iraq withdrawal was a mistake: ‘This is not what’s happening’
06/01 - 19:30 - The Pentagon said that a U.S. general’s letter informing Iraq’s Defense Ministry that U.S.-led coalition troops would leave Iraq “was a mistake.” American Defense officials insisted that the troops would remain there. The letter came a day after Iraq’s parliament voted to expel all foreign forces from the nation after a U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s leading general, Qasem Soleimani. President Donald Trump said, “We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for” an aiport built by the United States.
08/08/2018Política CNBC - Estados Unidos Política Internacional Amanda Macias
America's top nuclear commander: Russia and China can't be our friends if they're developing weapons we can't deter
07/08/18 - 17:21 - America's top nuclear commander warned Tuesday that Russia and China are not "friends" of the U.S. while the two nations sprint to develop hypersonic weapons, a threat the U.S. currently cannot defend against. "You can't call [Russia and China] our friends if they're building weapons that can destroy the United States of America," U.S. Air Force Gen. John Hyten said. Hyten added that the Pentagon has nearly a dozen programs tasked with developing and defending against the new breed of weapon.