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Foreign Powers Test US defenses
amid coronavirus pandemic

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Posted By: Zarin, 4/20/2020 1:46:25 AM

U.S. adversaries are probing America's defenses as the world is preoccupied with the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. In the past two weeks, Russia, China, Iran and North Korea have all moved to test Washington in the sea, in the air and on land as U.S. forces have become more restricted in movement amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19. “Exactly how distracted is the U.S. military? They want to know,” said Susanna Blume, the director of the defense program at the Center for a New American Security, referring to foreign countries. On Tuesday, North Korea launched ground cruise missiles and air-to-surface missiles

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Shmowry1 4/20/2020 2:35:15 AM (No. 385076)
I wonder how much our now fired captain of the Teddy Roosevelt had to do with this sensing of a weakness?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Geoman 4/20/2020 2:37:16 AM (No. 385077)
As Ms Thatcher reportedly said to GHW Bush, "this is no time to go wobbly."
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Reply 3 - Posted by: 4Justice 4/20/2020 3:18:30 AM (No. 385085)
There is no reason they should be practicing social distancing while onboard ships or subs. Just test those who will be serving together and make sure there are no sick sailors onboard. We cannot stop military readiness over a slight possibility of contagion. Make sure the whole group is healthy and don't move personnel around too much, and definitely test all people who are reassigned.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JL80863 4/20/2020 4:59:02 AM (No. 385100)
They do so at their own peril. Hillary didn't win and the zero is gone and forgotten.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: chance_232 4/20/2020 8:47:29 AM (No. 385231)
The comments after the article are depressing. So much stupidity...... Our adversaries are always testing us....regardless who is in office or what may be happening domestically. Tresting a country's resolve and readiness during a time of crisis could result in far different results than anticipated. An enemy in crisis can be far more dangerous and unpredictable than one enjoying the status quo. They may opt to pass on minor infractions or completely over react.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: ROLFNader 4/20/2020 9:00:47 AM (No. 385242)
If any of those loons think that our president is distracted, they know nothing of 3-D chess.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: CandaceJ 4/22/2020 8:28:10 AM (No. 387418)
I like it
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