What Can the US Military Do to Support the COVID-19 Response?

March 19, 2020 00:37:01
What Can the US Military Do to Support the COVID-19 Response?
Modern War Institute
What Can the US Military Do to Support the COVID-19 Response?
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Show Notes

In some states, the National Guard has been called on to play a role in the government's efforts to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, and there have also been calls to leverage active-duty forces to further bolster resources and capabilities. But the deployment of the military on US soil has important policy implications and involves questions of law. Dr. Ryan Burke joins the MWI Podcast to talk about the military’s potential role in the response.

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