The Pentagon says our guard is not let down


The Pentagon has warned our enemies, despite the virus, messing with the U.S. military is not a good idea. The U.S. military is designed to fight on multiple fronts at the same time.

Retired Lieutenant General Thomas Spoehr is the Heritage Foundation's director of defense.

"The United States military was, luckily, at a high state of readiness before the Covid crisis and they'll remain so probably for months I would guess."

Lieutenant General Spoehr says some resources have been diverted to handle the crisis, but we're not alone.

"Other militaries in the world are also, similarly, affected by the Coronavirus; you don't hear as much about it because our country is very transparent about its effects but they're dealing with this crisis as well."

One of our aircraft carriers is sidelined in Guam, but Lieutenant General Spoehr says we have quite a few carriers.

He doubts terrorists can take advantage, either.

"I don't think there's maybe much of a worry about increased terrorism other than maybe our national authorities being a little bit distracted by this current crisis."

Lieutenant General Spoehr says terrorism is within the jurisdiction of the FBI rather than the military, but New York, for example, has been stationing National Guard troops in Penn Station and some other public spots to enhance security.


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