Editorial: Don’t send National Guard home yet. We need them ready in case of a viral surge

When dealing with a crisis — be it a pandemic or any other significant threat — we believe it’s best to meet it with overwhelming force. So it’s with some alarm that we took the news last week that the Trump administration has moved to end the National Guard’s service helping states mitigate the damage caused by the coronavirus. Come June 24, the more than 40,000 guardsmen deployed nationwide would face a “hard stop” and be told to head home.