American Family News previously reported that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin wanted to mandate shots for all active duty troops, despite the fact that these inoculations have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Now the Pentagon has made it official: Members of the U.S. military will be forced to take COVID-19 vaccinations beginning September 15th.
The deadline for the plan, which has been endorsed by President Biden, could be moved up earlier if the FDA officially approves the vaccines.
Military officials have already said that once the vaccine is mandated, a refusal could constitute failure to obey an order and may be punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
"It's not your patriotic duty to get these shots," asserts Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel. "In fact, many people have died, and many people are disabled as a result of these shots. It's just absolutely appalling that Biden and the secretary of defense would threaten men and women in the military, some of whom who have spent 20 years in continuous war, and now even potentially threaten them with court martial or dishonorable discharge for exercising their freedom."
Staver goes on to point out that this road has been traveled before.
"We've seen the Tuskegee experiment that was devastating to African-Americans. We've seen that our men and women in the military were forced to get the Anthrax shot; some of those are still suffering from the consequences," the attorney lists. "The Swine Flu was a failed experiment; we stopped it after 53 deaths. We're having more deaths from these COVID shots every single day than all the deaths we had from the Swine Flu."
The Pentagon has somewhat backed off from the mandate, saying service members can seek religious or medical exemptions, but they must go through a tough process to get approved.