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Feds will deploy Army Corps of Engineers to NY first, Mark Esper says

Posted on AllSides March 18th, 2020
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Defense Secretary Mark Esper in a Tuesday phone call with Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged to deploy the Army Corps of Engineers to New York the “soonest” to help combat the coronavirus crisis.

Esper disclosed the decision in an interview on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier.”

The defense secretary told host Bret Baier that Cuomo expressed interest in “getting the Corps of Engineers engaged” in New York to address the anticipated shortage in hospital beds as the outbreak continues to grow.

Recounting the “good conversation,” Esper said of Cuomo:...

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