The ever-escalating global spread of the coronavirus is taking lives, shattering economies, decimating health-care systems and ratcheting up panic at unprecedented levels. But with such attention fixated on the ever-complex, ever-unknown public health impasse touching every corner of the world, what drastic implications does this have on the U.S. national security apparatus?”At times like these, we are rightfully focused on fighting the pandemic. But an adversary could take advantage of our leadership shift of focus away from long-standing threats,” Robert Latiff, a retired U.S. Air Force Major and fellow at the University of Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, told Fox News. “With a move to telework, networks and computer systems become especially vulnerable, creating exponentially more attack surfaces for hackers or cyber warriors. An adversary might use this as an opportunity to take actions – like the movement or addition of forces and equipment into contested areas – to test our detection systems and our resolve.” Members of the New York National Guard help to organize and distribute food to families on free or reduced school lunch programs in New Rochelle, N.Y., Thursday, March 12, 2020. State officials have set up a “containment area” in the New York City suburb,


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