If the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy can teach us anything, it’s that a nation’s health care system can become overwhelmed in a very short time.
So far, the effects of COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) on the military have been modest, a few reduced exercises and some restrictions on gatherings, but if current trends continue, and the military reacts with the level of concern, or panic, seen in the civilian world, the effect on military readiness will be devastating.
It’s not every day that you get rejected by a national hero. In 2015, as I was preparing the contents of a speech that I was to give to the cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy alongside leadership guru Simon Sinek, I remember seeing something about one of my childhood heroes, Chuck Yeager, in the news.
On November 25, 2019, Russia launched its newest “inspector” satellite, Kosmos 2542, from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, about 800 km north of Moscow.