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Pentagon Confronts the Pandemic - LA Progressive

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'Pentagon officials have been forced to acknowledge that the military foundations of Washington’s global strategy may have become invalid. One thing is inescapable: as the disaster aboard the Theodore Roosevelt indicates, the U.S. military must reconsider how it arms & structures its forces, and give serious thought to alternative models of organization. Focusing enormous resources on the replacement of pre-Covid ships & tanks with post-Covid killer robots for endless rounds of foreign wars is hardly in America’s ultimate security interest.  The country’s armed forces still have an important role to play in such an environment: providing,  emergency medical assistance and protecting vital infrastructure,  but fighting never-ending wars in distant lands and projecting power globally should not rank high when it comes to where taxpayer dollars go for “security” in such challenging times.'

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