Now, in an effort to debilitate a large segment of the force even as Russia and China are rising and joining forces, the Pentagon is instead putting our entire fighting force at risk by ordering every member to get a COVID-19 vaccine, no questions asked.
"I will seek the president’s approval to make the vaccines mandatory no later than mid-September, or immediately upon" licensure by the Food and Drug Administration, "whichever comes first," Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a memo to all military personnel, in warning all of them them to prepare for the requirement.
"I will not hesitate to act sooner or recommend a different course to the President if l feel the need to do so," he added.
Of course, Biden will give the go-ahead for the mass vaccination of our entire military force, because he recently ordered all federal employees and federal contractors to get the jab as well -- no questions asked.
Austin's memo, by the way, also serves as a WARNO -- warning order -- to military commands so they can begin marshaling the materials and infrastructure to get vaccination up and running when the defense secretary gives the order.
Now, all said, there is pushback to the effort, as noted by the Springfield News-Sun newspaper in Illinois: