Leaders from each of the services have now published memos to their force addressing Floyd's death.
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Retired four-star Gen. John Allen joined the chorus of former military leaders going after the president.
The DoD and the VA are providing daily updates on the number of confirmed and presumptive cases of the virus.
At a Pentagon briefing earlier, Esper said the Insurrection Act should only be used in dire emergencies.
Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told AP that the reversal came after Esper attended a meeting at the White House.
Defense officials will testify on Capitol Hill as criticism mounts over their presence near the White House on Monday.
Kenneth Braithwaite was sworn in as the 77th Navy secretary, after two people in the position resigned amid controversy.
Glenn Fine resigned after he was effectively removed as head of a board to oversee auditing of a coronavirus relief package.
Kenneth Braithwaite was confirmed by the Senate in a voice vote to be the 77th Navy Secretary.
DefSec Esper issued a memo to commanders responsible for setting color-coded health protection condition, or HPCON, levels.