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Hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops have not yet complied with vaccine mandate as deadlines near

Hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members remain unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated against the coronavirus as the Pentagon’s first compliance deadlines near, with lopsided rates across the individual services and a spike in deaths among military reservists illustrating how political division over the shots has seeped into a nonpartisan force with unambiguous orders.

Overall, the military’s vaccination rate has climbed since August, when Defense Department leaders, acting on a directive from President Biden, informed the nation’s 2.1 million troops that immunization would become mandatory, exemptions would be rare and those who refuse would be punished. Yet troops’ response has been scattershot, according to data assessed by The Washington Post.

For instance, 90 percent of the active-duty Navy is fully vaccinated, whereas just 72 percent of the Marine Corps is, the data show, even though both services share a Nov. 28 deadline. In the Air Force, more than 60,000 personnel have just three weeks to meet the Defense Department’s most ambitious deadline.

Deaths attributed to covid-19 have soared in parts of the force as some services struggle to inoculate their troops. In September, more military personnel died of coronavirus infections than in all of 2020. None of those who died were fully vaccinated, Pentagon spokesman Maj. Charlie Dietz said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/10/10/military-vaccine-mandate/

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1. Give the order. If they don't comply, dishonorable discharge.

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2. Another way to trim the military budget.

Just throw their asses out They've been getting shots since they stepped off the bus.
This is an act of defiance pure and simple.

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Vax mandates was not a hill on which LIEden should have taken a do-or-die stand. Military members, many police/sheriffs, and many other Federal employees are saying, “Come fire me, Bro!”

Also teachers and many health care people.
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If air traffic controller won't take the vaccine...

If Capitol Police won't take the vaccine...

If firefighters won't take the vaccine...

If airline pilots won't take the vaccine...

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Star Member spanone (128,053 posts)

1. Give the order. If they don't comply, dishonorable discharge.

When you people were demanding that gays be allowed to serve openly on the Military, you used the argument that denying them the right to serve would deny the Military of their skills and talents. 

But now you have no problem with blindly booting people out of the Military because they don't behave in a manner you think they should.  What about the loss of skilled and talented people who aren't convinced they need to get the jab?

Double standard much?
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)Sun Oct 10, 2021, 02:23 PM
Star Member spanone (128,054 posts)
1. Give the order. If they don't comply, dishonorable discharge.

This primitive is profoundly ignorant about the military and what kind of behavior it takes to get a dishonorable discharge. 

Coked up loser criminal Hunter Biden even managed to avoid getting one.
Let's go Brandon!

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LIEden is picking so many unwinnable fights that it’s becoming an inverted Cloward-Piven series of events. The Feds are going to be spread across so many unwinnable fights that they won’t be able to do much of anything.
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If air traffic controller won't take the vaccine...

If Capitol Police won't take the vaccine...

If firefighters won't take the vaccine...

If airline pilots won't take the vaccine...

Biden will continue to claim his vaccine mandates "work" because more people are vaccinated now than were before. Of course, he'll ignore any of the negative consequences.

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If air traffic controller won't take the vaccine...

If Capitol Police won't take the vaccine...

If firefighters won't take the vaccine...

If airline pilots won't take the vaccine...

1 and 4 have already begun to happen and we're starting to see the results of that.

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spanone (128,053 posts)

1. Give the order. If they don't comply, dishonorable discharge.
You wouldn't be able to hold all of the separation boards without violating due process and asserting unlawful command influence.
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