Coronavirus Pandemic Stands to Force Changes in U.S. Spy Services

 proxy.yoo.workers.dev  11/22/2020 10:30:00   Michael R. Gordon Close Michael R. Gordon Biography [email protected] and Warren P. Strobel Close Warren P. Strobel Biography @wstrobel [email protected]

As the U.S. continues to set records for new daily coronavirus cases, states from the coasts to the Midwest began enforcing new restrictions to get the surge in infections under control. Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP

WASHINGTONU.S. intelligence agencies have long failed to make detecting global pandemics a priority, current and former U.S. officials say, posing a challenge for the incoming Biden administration, which has pledged to step up the governments ability to prepare for biological dangers.

In the wake of a global pandemic that has killed more than 250,000 Americans, there is growing support among President-elect Joe Bidens advisers for broadening the definition of national security within spy and defense agencies and upgrading...

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