Pandemics and Armed Forces: Which Roles Are Appropriate?
“In the current pandemic crisis, the armed forces of many nations are being called upon to provide assistance and support to the civil authorities in an ever-expanding fashion. This article explores the kinds of roles, missions, tasks, and functions that the armed forces are carrying out in this crisis and identifies a number of policy considerations for decision-makers to ponder when they consider tasking the armed forces to provide these services...”
Excerpt from John L. Clarke, “Pandemics and Armed Forces: Which Roles Are Appropriate?” Connections: The Quarterly Journal Vol. 19, no. 2, Spring 2020: 77-88.
This article reflects the views of the author and are not necessarily the official policy of the United States, Germany, or any other governments.