Confronting COVID-19 with the wrong tools

Political leaders keep saying that America is at war with COVID-19. But the military is the wrong tool to control the virus, even if war spending is – in part – what got the U.S. into this health crisis.

As Costs of War Co-Director and Quincy Institute board member Catherine Lutz explains, we need to fundamentally rethink what national security means so it can focus civilian solutions toward very real societal risks many are currently experiencing — ill health and inequality.

This video is adapted from an op-ed by Lutz and Neta C. Crawford that originally appeared in the Hill.