Tuesday, December 29, 2020

When you have the most powerful military on the planet (supposedly) people expect a bit of visible action...

Dude posted this to me and Drummond on Twitter.

My first thought.

This is what happens when you supposedly have the most powerful military force on the planet.  People expect a bit of visible action.  

And ya know what?  Dude has a point!

We see our forces running around the planet doing x, y and z for other nations at the drop of a hat.  But when the American people are in a hurt locker its for the most part a Federal Emergency Management issue and they're simply coordinating mostly local response.  

First Responders in my region of the nation have banded together with various mutual aid pacts to help each other in the event of emergency.

But for the most part outside of the Coast Guard and a few aircraft (active duty) during fire season in California you just don't see the military.

That's a problem.

It's also something that will probably have to be carefully thought out.

But to answer the question directly.

Military involvement would probably add a bit of friction rather than lessen it at this point.  Logistics?  Yeah.  That makes sense.  Security of the vaccine?  Yeah. Medical staff to back up these so called over run hospitals?  We've been down that road already.  It would have to be applied in a very smart way.

I just don't know where you would throw bodies at this thing at this moment to make things run better.  Between FedEx, UPS and local law enforcement working with Army logistics and local medical officials things are bumpy but I don't think it would be any better.

The question becomes what happens when Coronavirus 2 that's a real monster hits and is putting millions in body bags.

Will the military be ready to act then? 

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