Image: Pennsylvania National Guard (Photo by Lt. Col. Angela King-Sweigart)
Nov. 3 promises to be an Election Day unlike any other, and public safety entities say they’re preparing for tensions and the possibility of violence.
Poll workers are usually the first line of defense in case of disputes between voters, though they may be backed up by private security guards.
Some local election authorities say they’ll be adding guards, and Washington state’s King County says it will post guards to ballot drop boxes that in other years have been unattended.
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Military And Intelligence News Briefs — October 26, 2020
Should The Military Protect The Election? — Joshua Rovner, War On The Rocks
Poll: Trump backed by majority of veterans, but not younger ones — Military Times
This Armored Vehicle Could Join the U.S. Army of Tomorrow — Popular Mechanics
F-35 to move into full-rate production later than expected — Defense News
Pentagon begins rolling out replacement for the F-35 system that maintainers hate the most — Defense News
New Photos of US Marine Corps Aircraft Show Extent of Damage Caused by F-35 Collision, Crash Landing — Sputnik
Pentagon R&D spending still lags behind an otherwise healthy Defense budget — Federal News Network
U.S. fifth-generation drone is one step closer to takeoff — Defence-Blog
USFK: 13 more troops test positive for COVID-19 — Military Times
Military to Play Logistics-Only Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Effort — US Department of Defense
Social media is the greatest threat to US service members — Task & Purpose
US, India to share sensitive satellite data — The Hill
Trump administration slams NATO ally Turkey for test-firing S-400 air defense system — Military Times/AP
Putin Says He’ll Limit Cruise Missile Deployments To Get Missile Defense Site Inspections — Warzone/The Drive
Putin offers NATO inspection of military sites after demise of nuclear arms pact — Military Times/AP
China orders 121 more Russian helicopters — Defence Blog
China launches new Yaogan-30 group of military satellites — NASA Space Flight
Japanese F-35As Train With USS America As Tokyo Looks Toward Its Aircraft Carrier Future — Warzone/The Drive
Denmark’s first F-35 recently headed to final assembly — Defence Blog