Can the National Guard Protect America?
by Benjamin Anthony, Cade Spivey, and Richard Kemp
April 18, 2020
…While some have been dismissive of the role of the [National][Guard, the continuation of life without a paycheck may well result in events that hammer home the seriousness of the security task at hand. A 2018 federal survey noted that approximately 40 percent of Americans lack the financial means to weather an emergency expense of more than $400. Given that businesses have already been closed or negatively impacted for weeks, and that American workers have been furloughed — industry by industry — those 40 percent are already far beyond the $400 watermark of a financial crisis. In fact, they are already drowning. READ MORE