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16 March 2020 Military News

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  • DEFENDER-Europe 20 modified in size and scope Army News 16 Mar 2020 -- In response to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and recent guidance by the Secretary of Defense, we have modified exercise DEFENDER-Europe 20 in size and scope. As of March 13, all movement of personnel and equipment from the United States to Europe has ceased. The health, safety and readiness of our military, civilians, and family members is our primary concern.
  • Major Military Exercise in Africa Now Canceled VOA 16 Mar 2020 -- One of the U.S. military's largest exercises in Africa has been canceled due to the threat of the coronavirus, after already being significantly scaled down last week.
  • In Thailand, US Threads Between Military Interest and Democratic Ideals VOA 16 Mar 2020 -- Thanat Apichonpongsakorn, a 34-year-old business owner, had nearly given up on Thai politics. But after he saw young politicians launch a new party, he went to the polls last year with a new attitude, not just to vote "no" as he had the previous two elections since 2011.
  • Chinese military aircraft to receive new stealth coatings Global Times 16 Mar 2020 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force recently issued a new regulation ordering future aircraft to be painted with low observable coatings and standardized markings, a move aimed at giving Chinese warplanes a combat advantage as they will less likely be detected by both the naked eye and military radar.
  • Offshore patrol cutter joins Kinmen coast guard CNA 16 Mar 2020 -- A newly built latest-generation patrol cutter has recently joined the offshore Kinmen County's coast guard unit to boost the island's ability in conducting patrols to disrupt illicit maritime activities, the unit said Monday.
  • Posts Open for Women in Defence Forces India PIB 16 Mar 2020 -- Women officers are commissioned into Corps of Engineers (Engrs), Corps of Signals (Sigs), Army Air Defence (AAD), Army Service Corps(ASC), Army Ordnance Corps (AOC), Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME), Army Education Corps (AEC), Judge Advocate General (JAG) Department, Intelligence Corps (Int), Army Aviation (AA), Army Medical Corps (AMC), Army Dental Corps (ADC) and Military Nursing Service (MNS) branches of the Indian Army.

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