How the Coronavirus Is Changing How We Think about Warfare

(Washington Post) David Ignatius - Defense analysts are beginning to assess how the global coronavirus pandemic should change how we think about warfare. The pandemic's ability to cripple the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt shows the vulnerability of military forces to disease. It also shows how problematic it would be to use a pathogen as a bioweapon. The attacker would be nearly as vulnerable as the target as the pandemic spread. An Islamist terrorist group, say, would have to expect that the pathogen could kill as many of the Muslim faithful as unbelievers.

2020-04-10 00:00:00

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