Even as it’s called upon to aid the coronavirus response across the country, the military is struggling to contain the disease among its own personnel.
Yara Bayoumy"The nature of the virus strikes right at the core of its [the military's] culture and ethos. The whole point of a military is to mass together to destroy an enemy." @kgilsinan on the military's vulnerabilities fighting COVID-19
For decades other countries were shaped by the traumas of disease outbreaks while the United States remained largely untouched. No longer.
Yara BayoumyWhen the US has come under attack "we responded by fighting the enemy over there so we would not have to fight it back here. When it comes to national-security threats, here has long been a refuge, a fortress." No longer. Brilliant piece by @UriLF
The heir to the British throne getting the coronavirus will make this outbreak seem real to many people.
Yara Bayoumy"The news that Prince Charles has the coronavirus broke through the encroaching sense of fatigue. And the more names and faces we can put to this pandemic, the better chance we have of fighting it." @helenlewis on the Royal face of the pandemic
Larry Nicholson once led 20,000 troops in Afghanistan; now he’s making sure you don’t run out of food during the coronavirus crisis.
Yara BayoumyLarry Nicholson once led 20,000 troops in Afghanistan; now he’s making sure you don’t run out of food in the pandemic. An intriguing conversation with @kgilsinan on the battlefield vs grocery store parallels (including toilet-paper shortages)
The imprint SARS has left on the city speaks to the legacy the novel coronavirus may well leave on much of the world.
Yara BayoumyWhen COVID-19 first emerged in China, "Hong Kong residents, almost out of instinct, began taking measures that health experts credit with helping stave off the explosion of infections seen elsewhere." @TMclaughlin3 on SARS's legacy in Hong Kong
The presidential candidate wants to redefine American power.
Yara BayoumySanders would aim to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria by end of first term & it's not out of the question that troops be reduced in Japan, South Korea, and Germany. @UriLF makes sense of Bernie's military doctrine brilliantly