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The Pentagon Wants to Smack Down Unvaxxed Guardsmen

The Pentagon on Monday said it has the authority to require members of the National Guard to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after the Oklahoma National Guard’s newly appointed commander refused to impose a vaccine mandate ordered by the Defense Department.

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters that U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin “has the authorities he needs to require this vaccine across the force, including the National Guard.”

Kirby later added during a news briefing that it is “a lawful order for National Guardsmen to receive the COVID vaccine.” Read more…

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