The goal is to nearly double the U.S. counter-narcotics capacity in the Western Hemisphere.
It was not clear whether Trump meant Washington actually has intelligence of such a plan.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro retains the support of the powerful military backed by allies China, Russia and Cuba.
The Navy has yet to release how many medical personnel are headed to New York.
President Donald Trump issued a federal order Friday to force auto giant General Motors to manufacture ventilators.
The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement on a $2 trillion emergency bill.
President Trump said Sunday that a military operation was conducted to rescue a woman overseas.
The troops won't be used to enforce quarantines or shelter-in-place orders
The Defense Production Act of 1950 was signed by President Truman amid concerns about supplies and equipment during that war.
The Senate approved legislation to guarantee sick leave to workers sickened by the disease.