With more than 104,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the United States has become the epicenter of the pandemic. Now, after signing a sweeping $2 trillion coronavirus spending package into law, President Trump issued an order late Friday night that permits the Pentagon to bring former U.S. troops and members of the National Guard and Reserve back to active duty to augment forces already involved in the military’s response to the outbreak.



The executive order allows Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper to order units and former active-duty and reserve service members, who are commonly considered out of the military and rarely recalled, chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said in a statement released just after midnight on Saturday morning.

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