National Guard coronavirus response is getting ready to roll out across the country. ‘Guard activations expected to rapidly increase, could be used for law enforcement.’ This is not Martial Law today, or tomorrow, but the Guard has been put on alert in all 50 U.S. states that they are expected to prepare for rapid unit activations in the coming days and weeks, as governors in all states have declared State Emergencies over the coronavirus crisis.
All US States Have Declared Emergencies and National Guard Coronavirus Response
All 50 of the nation’s governors have declared emergencies in their states and now many are starting to activate their Air and Army National Guard to help deal with the growing coronavirus pandemic.
Military Times reports:
Guard activations expected to rapidly increase, could be used for law enforcement
The National Guard is expecting a rapid increase in unit activations over the next few weeks, leaders said at the Pentagon Thursday, filling roles like coronavirus testing and potentially law enforcement.
Governors in 27 states have already activated elements of their National Guard forces, but everywhere in the country, state leaders have declared states of emergency, said Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau.
“With COVID-19, it’s like we have 54 separate hurricanes in every state, territory and the District of Columbia,” Lengyel said. “Unlike a hurricane, we don’t know when this will dissipate or head out to sea. But a historic event requires a historic response.”
“We anticipate that number going up relatively quickly, in fact, doubling by this weekend,” Lengyel added. “I’m expecting tens of thousands to be used inside the states as this grows. … This could quickly blossom in the next couple weeks.” […]