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Virus takes toll on US military as it tries to aid civilians

The coronavirus is taking a growing toll on the U.S. military, and commanders and senior officials are bracing for worse. From nuclear missile fields at home to war zones abroad, from flight lines to ships at sea, the Pentagon is striving to shield vital missions even as it faces urgent calls for help on the civilian front.

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Coronavirus Fightback: Even Israel's Top Secret Unit 81 Has Just Broken Cover For COVID-19

Unit 81 is one of Israel’s most secretive military intelligence units. Charged with developing technologies to support combat operations, the unit is even more hidden away than the better-known Unit 8200 within the same AMAN intel corps. And so the fact Unit 81 has now broken cover to publicize its work in combatting COVID-19 is just the latest example of the unprecedented nature of the virus and the fightback.

Virus takes toll on US military as it tries to aid civilians