Covid-19: Britain’s chief of the defence staff talks about the military challenges | The Economist

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Armed forces around the world have mobilised to fight covid-19. General Sir Nick Carter, the most senior uniformed military adviser to the British government, talks to Anne McElvoy about the challenges—and dangers—posed by the pandemic.

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Question timecodes for description and top comment
1:02 How is the British army fighting covid-19?
1:48 Did China cause and cover up the coronavirus outbreak?
3:42 How is the British army’s secretive 77 Brigade fighting misinformation?
6:47 Does NATO have a future?
7:33 What help can Britain expect from its military allies?
8:26 How effective has America’s response to the pandemic been?
9:42 Is hostile activity from Russia continuing during the pandemic?
10:44 Are dangerous cyber actors taking advantage of the pandemic?
12:32 Is the proposed UN global ceasefire practical?”



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