Daniel Lazare talks about the grave danger facing the U.S. military of coronavirus sweeping through environments like infantry barracks, submarines, and aircraft carries with almost no possibility for social distancing and quarantine. Already the spread of the virus has clustered around military bases in the U.S. The same could happen at our bases in the Middle East, which is already one of the hardest hit regions in the world. Scott hopes that a silver lining of the virus will be a widespread move toward world peace, as countries realize both how cruel and how wasteful of much-needed resources war is.
Discussed on the show:
- “Mad Man Modly: The Secretary of the Navy Gets the Boot” (Antiwar.com)
- “3/20/20 William Arkin on the Military’s Top Secret Coronavirus Plans” (The Libertarian Institute)
Daniel Lazare is the author of The Frozen Republic: How the constitution is Paralyzing Democracy and a regular contributor at Consortium News. Find all of his work at his website and follow him on Twitter @dhlazare.
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