The United States says it is preparing additional actions against Myanmar’s military following a violent crackdown on protesters that lead to 18 deaths. It’s a month since the military removed the elected government in a coup. According to CNN, Myanmar security forces opened fire on peaceful protesters in the deadliest, most violent, and deadly crackdown on peaceful demonstrators. At least 18 people died and more than 30 were injured, according to the United Nations Human Rights Office, as police attempted to extinguish a month-long nationwide protest movement against the military coup which ousted the democratically elected government of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Activist groups have put the death toll and number of injured higher.