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Pentagon: One Third of Service Members Offered COVID-19 Vaccines Have Refused

John Grady
USNI News

February 17, 2021

About one-third of service members offered either of the COVID-19 vaccines in the United States are turning down the shots, according to an official working for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

During a Wednesday hearing, witnesses repeatedly told members of the House Armed Services Committee that as long as the COVID-19 vaccines remained approved for “emergency use,” service members cannot be compelled to receive the shots.

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Americans in Burma told to shelter in place during overnight curfew following coup

“There are indications of military movements in Yangon and the possibility of telecommunications interruptions overnight between 1:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m,” the U.S. embassy tweeted.

Alex Nitzberg
Just the News

February 14, 2021

The U.S. Embassy in Burma has told American citizens there to shelter in place.

“There are indications of military movements in Yangon and the possibility of telecommunications interruptions overnight between 1:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m,” the American Citizen Services for the U.S. embassy tweeted. “U.S. citizens in Burma are advised to shelter-in-place during the 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. curfew hours.”

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Troops fear SecDef Austin’s stand-down will single out one form of extremism, ignore others

Susan Katz Keating
Just the News

February 10, 2021

The pending military stand-down to address “extremism in the ranks” may bring results that go beyond what Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin expected to achieve, according to active duty service members who are scheduled to attend the mandatory sessions.

Austin on Friday ordered all uniformed and civilian leaders in the Defense Department to set aside a day soon to discuss “impermissible behaviors” related to extremism.

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US Army National Guard Now Administering COVID Vaccine in AZ, WA (Videos)

February 1, 2021

Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Jason Kriess | Date Taken: 01/28/2021
Several National Guard men and women have been activated to assist the Washington Department of Health to administer the COVID-19 vaccination to citizens at sites across the state. This help greatly increases the amount of vaccines that health care officials can distribute to vulnerable communities and is one step closer to ridding the world of the disease. (U.S. National Guard video by Jason Kriess)

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Biden Defense Sec “Vows to Root Out Enemies Who ‘Lie Within Our Own Ranks'”

In a heretofore unheard of move in the United States, President-Selection Joe Biden’s Defense Secretary nominee, General Lloyd Austin, is obsessed with “politically incorrect” soldiers and wants to vet US military servicemen to determine whether they’re on board with the Biden-Harris far-left agenda.

CBS News reports:

Austin said Tuesday that he has “confidence” in the National Guard soldiers deployed to Washington, D.C., after two were removed from inauguration duty due to possible ties to extremism. Another 10 were removed due to red flags in their background checks that were unrelated to national security.

He was questioned on the topic by Senator Richard Blumenthal, who has called for an investigation into white supremacy and extremism in the military. Austin related a personal story from his time in the 82nd Airborne Division, recalling that “extremist elements” had been found in its ranks.

“We discovered that the signs for that activity were there all along, but we just didn’t know what to look for or what to pay attention to, but we learned from that,” Austin said.

When they refer to “white supremacy and extremism,” what Blumenthal and Lloyd are really targeting are Christianity and fidelity to the US Constitution–thereby proposing ideological cleansing and loyalty oaths as prerequisites to serving in the taxpayer-funded military ranks.

Thousands of National Guard members to stay in Washington DC into March

Alex Nitzberg
Just the News

January 24, 2021

Thousands of National Guard members will remain in Washington D.C. through March, according to the National Guard Bureau. 

“As we continue to work to meet the final post-inauguration requirements, the National Guard has been requested to continue supporting federal law enforcement agencies with 7,000 members and will draw down to 5,000 through mid-March,” the Guard said in a statement.  “We are providing assistance such as security, communications, medical evacuation, logistics, and safety support to state, district and federal agencies.”

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