Lessons from the Pandemic: A New Definition of National Security

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Marie Dennis, senior advisor and former co-president of Pax Christi International, and Rev. Jim Wallis analyze the importance of government social programs to provide true security to our nation.

Dennis says, "What we're seeing in this pandemic is the result of a distorted sense of priorities for years in our own country, and that is echoed in the rest of the world. What we're seeing is the need to rethink what we mean by security and talk about security in a different way. ... According to a new definition of security, our investment [needs to be] in health care, in the safety of children, in ending hunger, in reducing food insecurity and on and on and on."