Mark Cancian and Adam Saxton discuss steps for how the Pentagon can protect the force while still enabling the military to accomplish its mission in a Covid-19 environment.
The federal response to the pandemic has been slow and uneven. And it is true that our civic institutions will sometimes let us down and fail to deliver on what Americans need. But, when they do, it is to other civilians — not the military — that we must turn. The military can’t save us from COVID-19, and we shouldn’t ask it to.