The DOD mismanaged the Covid mandatory vaccine program, which degraded morale and negatively affected recruitment goals.

Originally appeared at Brownstone Institute

[Lt Gen Rod Bishop USA (ret) and MG Joe Arbuckle USA (ret) assisted with this article.]

The 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) rescinded the DOD’s mandatory Covid 19 vaccine policy, providing an opportunity to refocus the military on its primary responsibilities and objectives. With recruitment goals at a 50-year low and desperate hopes that the “Top Gun” sequel would regenerate the desire to serve, it serves no purpose to compound the crisis by punishing those who in good faith refused to receive an experimental vaccine.

From the outset the vaccine program has been controversial and fraught with ambiguity. Members of the armed services, who are young and healthy, bear little risk of severe disease, and the vaccine does not protect them against infection or transmission. The normal 10-year safety trial period for gene therapy products was condensed to months, and soon the mRNA vaccine garnered a higher incidence of adverse side effects than all other vaccines combined since 1990. 

Efficacy questions aside, from the initiation of the DOD vaccine program in August 2021 until its conclusion in January 2023, confusion and mixed messages relating to its legality abounded within the armed services. Which vaccine product was actually administered—the FDA-approved Comirnaty version ordered by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin or the Bio-N-Tech Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) product? Unknown to most military service members, the legal Comirnaty vaccine was unavailable to the public, so in defiance of Austin’s directive, the DOD instituted a comprehensive vaccine program using the illegal EUA version

On Jan 10, 2023 the Secretary of Defense formally annulled the vaccine mandate for members serving in the military, but failed to address the 8,100 service men and women already discharged for refusing the vaccine, 46 percent of whom received honorable discharges and 54 percent general discharge under honorable conditions. Enlisted personnel, who represent most of those separated, generally lack the financial resources and access to legal assistance to contest DOD action.  

In the aftermath of the NDAA, the DOD continues to construct obstacles for those service members who have not received the Covid vaccine. In his testimony to Congress, Under Secretary of Defense Gilbert Cisneros, who launched his political career after winning the $266 million Mega Million jackpot in 2010, stated that 16,000 active duty members could be separated unless they apply for an exemption. This is not a necessary condition if the vaccine is no longer required under the new law. A Navy military separations board concluded in May 2022 that the plaintiff was within his rights to refuse vaccination without requesting an exemption, since the FDA-approved Comirnaty vaccine was not available. 

In a February 2023 memo from the Office of the Secretary of Defense to Congressmen Jim Banks and Mike Rogers, Secretary Cisneros acknowledged the DOD’s intent to impose impediments to both separated and active duty personnel who refused the Covid vaccine. He cited the act of refusing to obey lawful orders and existing laws as the justification for the hardline policy.  

Specifically, separated members by law with few exceptions must refund unearned bonuses and incentive pay and are not eligible for back pay. The DOD will not proactively assist members to correct records or return to active duty. The DOD will not establish a blanket waiver for those who did not request a vaccine exemption, but assess each on a laborious case-by-case basis.

Patriotism, adventure, camaraderie, and family tradition motivate men and women to risk their lives and spend long periods of time away from loved ones—all for long hours and modest pay. As this pool dwindles to dangerously low proportions, the DOD elects to fight a battle that antagonizes those who profess this ethos. 

What is to be gained when at best the defense establishment will achieve a Pyrrhic victory? The DOD’s stance that the failure to comply with an order to receive a EUA vaccine with a high risk-to-benefit profile is equivalent to refusing a combat order provides further evidence of the rigid, unrealistic personnel policies promulgated by highest levels of leadership. 

The lack of trust in senior military leadership has been identified as the biggest threat to national security. Disengagement from the welfare of subordinates and dishonesty are two factors which have eroded the military’s image in the eyes of the public. Recently STARRS, a military-oriented organization based on the precepts of “Ability not Appearance, Unity not Division, and Service not Self,” compiled a 24-page list of quotations, “What Military People Are Saying.” 

The observations are painful to read, as the respondents give reasons why they no longer choose to serve in the military or why they would not recommend it as a career. The DOD’s mandatory Covid vaccine policy and the failure to consider religious accommodations are frequently cited. 

General Colin Powell observed, “Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either is a failure of leadership.”  

Intransigence and the propensity to deny fault represent a command style that will not reverse the current recruiting catastrophe or the ability of the military to fulfill its mission. Soldiers, sailors, and airmen are among the nation’s most valuable assets, and they are choosing to leave the ranks or select alternate professions.   

The DOD mismanaged the Covid mandatory vaccine program, which degraded morale and negatively affected recruitment goals.  Now is the time to rectify these abuses and welcome rather than punish those men and women who choose to serve the country but exercised their rights under the Nuremberg Code.  Exerting financial pressure, failing to offer administrative services, and ostracizing these service members will discourage enlistments and further erode the public’s confidence in the United States military. 

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Please take 30 seconds to tell your lawmakers to ensure that our veterans receive the disability that they deserve and help protect our vaccine-injured veterans.

It’s time we stand up for our veterans and demand that our veterans, who have honorably served our nation but tragically were injured by COVID-19 vaccines, be able to receive the disability benefits they’ve earned and deserve. Our veterans’ representatives from each state must immediately step up and fulfill their duty as public servants to hold the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) accountable for any decisions it makes to deny a COVID-19 vaccine injury and disability claim.

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The members of our armed forces deserve to be compensated for any COVID-19 service-connected vaccine injury. The Veterans Affairs Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) must be updated to consider medical diagnoses for COVID-19 vaccine, service-connected disability ratings. We need you to support the members of our armed forces by asking our elected officials to demand the VA verifies they have included medical scenarios whereby this type of injury occurs. Please take action today!

Children’s Health Defense (CHD) wants to ensure that the members of our armed forces receive the best veterans disability care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve. Urgency is required because our current active-duty members, as they begin to transition out of the military, must be able to claim this important disability rating now.

The VASRD is used by the VA as part of the process of adjudicating disability claims. This is a published collection of medical requirements used to evaluate a service member’s medical history and determine their VA military disability rating. The VASRD includes medical scenarios whereby disease, injury, dysfunction, or other issues could occur. Our veterans need the VASRD updated – now – to reflect all documented injuries caused by the COVID-19 vaccine. Our wounded warriors demand the best care they have earned.

Many injuries are due in part to the Department of Defense’s requirement that all service members be vaccinated. It’s time injuries are acknowledged and actions are taken to protect vaccine injured service members. Demand the VA add medical scenarios that address service-connected COVID-19 vaccine injuries to the VASRD.

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The U.S. military has a racism problem alright, and a corruption problem as well. However, it's not in the rank and file, it's in the senior officer corp, and civilian leadership.

See the incident below where a general officer (Ohio National Guard Adjutant Maj. Gen. John Harris) threatens and attempts to assault a black reporter simply doing his job during OH Governor DeWine's press conference on the train derailment/chemical fire. This is the way they roll in Beijing; it's not supposed to be like this in the United States of America. We have a free press corp, General, and free speech to boot.

When I was the U.S. armed forces, people were relieved of command for such behavior.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has forced the prosecution of U.S. military members who refused to take the Covid mRNA gene therapy injections, falsely called 'vaccines'. He has continue to allow service members to be persecuted after Congress removed the Covid-19 vaccine mandate. He has allowed the coverup of a massive increase in deadly side effects with service members after taking the injection. He is pushing Marxism throughout the armed forces with critical race theory (CRT).

Lt. General Richard Clark, USAFA Superintendent forced his cadets to take the vaccines, even in the face of prolific evidence the injections were dangerous and did not work against the virus. He even forced a cancer survivor to get vaccinated in the face of evidence the injections harm one's immune system. He has pushed critical race theory at the Academy which is an attempt to divide the races and harm the force. He then told falsehoods about his racist agenda at the institution.

One Air Force cadet recently died on the way to class with a blood clot in his lung, which the academy blamed on a 'football injury', when it is common knowledge the vaccinated are experiencing blood clots, coronary issues, and sudden death.

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General Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has undermined civilian control of the military by working behind the duly-elected President's back in communicating with the Chinese Communist Party on nuclear policy. He has worked to divide the force with critical race theory. He has pushed the 'vaccines'. He is worried about 'white rage'.

General Darryl Williams, commanding general of United States Army Europe and Africa, previously the Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, oversaw the implementation of CRT among the Cadet Corp and enabled the persecution of cadets who did not want to take the vaccine.

If this isn't racism and corruption? What is?

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The former head of the Electromagnetic Defense Task Force Major David Stuckenberg, USAF declared yesterday the Chinese balloon incident was likely a dry run for an EMP attack, which would devastate America.

Major Stuckenberg's Air University bio reads, Prior to assignment in Washington, DC, Stuckenberg served as aide-de-camp to the commander of Air Education & Training Command (AETC). In this capacity, he also served as AETC’s lead strategist and subject matter expert on technology. During his tenure as aide-de-camp, the major founded the Electromagnetic Defense Task Force (EDTF) for the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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The culmination of his EDTF research and wargaming allowed him to next establish the San Antonio Electromagnetic Defense Initiative (EDI) in concert with the Texas Military Department. EDTF-EDI was benchmarked by The White House as the first strategy to demonstrate how to holistically protect a US population center from electromagnetic and cyber threats. The EDTF culminated with Presidential Executive Order 13865, on which Major Stuckenberg advised during his tenure in Washington. The EDTF research reports authored by Major Stuckenberg and Ambassador R. James Woolsey, sixteenth director of Central Intelligence, are the most downloaded documents in Air University Press’s history.

The DoD now says China may recover the device before the United States military does, even though it was shot down 6 miles off the coast of South Carolina.

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Recent Data Shows 'Stunning Increase' In Serious Harm Reports In Young Healthy Pilots: Army Lt. Col. Theresa Long
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It’s been a year since four Department of Defense (DOD) whistleblowers found a sudden increase in various diseases in the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED), which coincided directly with the introduction of COVID-19 vaccinations. Now, new data shows more evidence.

That’s according to Lt. Col.Theresa Long, M.D., MPH, a board-certified aerospace medicine doctor and Army Brigade flight surgeon with specialty training as an aviation mishap investigator and safety officer, who was one of the four whistleblowers. Long’s background has uniquely equipped her to recognize what she described as “unusual diagnoses and alarming trends only after the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccinations.”

Sharp Increase in Serious Harm Reports in Pilots: DOD Data

Long said what she has now found has led her to file yet another whistleblower complaint with Sen. Ron Johnson’s (R-Wis.) office. She described this data as “more alarming DMED data” after she “went back into the ‘fixed’ DMED again to look for signals of harm for Army aviation...”

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Host L Todd Wood speaks with those at the tip of the spear of the fight against medical tyranny in DoD. 1LT John Bowes and Attorney Dale Saran give the latest insight from the fight.

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In yet another blow to military service members, those who did not meet the full term of their contract due to being kicked out of the military for not complying with the Covid vaccine mandate are now being forced to pay back their recruitment bonuses, in addition to losing their jobs and careers.

After years of dedication to the military and their country, many service members see the signing bonus pay back as a "kick in the face."

One soldier had signed a contract with the Army for 6 years of service and, in return, received a $7,000 signing bonus. After he was fired for refusing to get the Covid vaccine last May, the military informed him that he would have to pay back the $4,000 prorated amount of his bonus upon his termination from the Army because he did not complete the commitment outlined in his contract.

The soldier had to "sell" 60 unused vacation days to cover the bill, and many service members didn't have that option and are struggling to make the required payment. The Army soldier said that his mental health has suffered as a result of his poor treatment by the military and described it as a "final kick in the face."

The soldier was not the only one to express extreme dissatisfaction with the military and its treatment of those who have sacrificed so much to protect their country. Another service member said, "The Department of Defense continues to fall short on reestablishing trust for wrongdoings, and this is yet another example of that." He went on to describe the forced pay back scheme as the "icing on the cake" of the DOD's mistreatment of military service members.

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Another Army soldier expressed his disgust in a statement, saying, "The appalling treatment these individuals endured broke the trust that is owed to our citizens and our volunteers. America's sons and daughters."

"Until true efforts are made to establish trust, the recruiting and retention shortfalls will only continue. The individuals who make public statements that they are unsure what has contributed to the current recruiting and retention shortfalls need to take a look in the mirror, and perhaps they should resign for the betterment of our nation," the solder concluded.

The further fallout with former military service members comes as the military faces critically short lows in recruitment numbers across all branches. The lack of new recruits has become so dire that the military has been forced to increase the maximum age for enlistment and has announced in recent weeks that it will now accept people with behavioral problems in order to meet its recruitment figures.

If the DOD, Pentagon, and Biden administration wanted to honestly support the military, then they would focus on acknowledging wrongdoings, rebuilding trust, and extending long overdue apologies for their deplorable treatment of military members rather than lowering their standards and kicking service members in the face on their way out the door.

WASHINGTON, DC - There is now evidence to suggest that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was interpreted by the US as a national security threat in early 2020 and that the Department of Defense (DOD) has always had total control of the COVID program.  The Biden Administration has Covered Up this secret for 3 Years. Moreover, documents reveal that no clinical and manufacturing standards of practice have been applied to the COVID countermeasures vaccination program.   

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A scene taken from Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell's court-martial, 1925. (U.S. Air Force photo)

COL William “Billy” Mitchell resigned from the US Army in 1926. His rank was not commensurate with his courage and impact on the history of the US military and the United States, especially on World War 2. Enlisting as a private in 1899 in the Spanish-American War, he soon earned a commission. After serving in Cuba and the Philippines, he was stationed in Alaska where he began his lifelong love affair with aviation. A signal officer, he took private flying lessons in 1916 and soon became a leader among early Army aviators. In 1918, he commanded all American aviation assets at St Mihiel and led his 1,400+ airplane crews to victory in the air and additionally demonstrated how air power can decimate ground forces. After the war, he continued to clamor for rapid expansion of the size and capability of the air service, convinced that air power would be key to victory in the next world war. In the early 1920s, he sank a captured German battleship with American bombers during naval exercises. Instead of being hailed as a revolutionary and promoted, he was vilified as a heretic by short sighted Army and Navy commanders. He left service in 1926 but continued his public crusade to promote American military air power. Although he died in 1936, his predictions came to pass, and US military air power was undoubtedly decisive in winning World War 2. Tragically, his courage was not recognized until after his death.

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Today’s military is facing a very different crisis. Throughout history it has been shown that great military leaders in any venue can carry the day. Mitchell was unafraid to risk his reputation and career for the good of the military and the nation. Today’s DoD has no such hero amongst the ranks of its senior leaders on active duty. Some lower ranking generals bravely spoke out during the debacles in OEF and Afghanistan and were fired. There were no senior generals and admirals willing to make a similar stand on the status and prosecution of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The result was predictable and unfortunate.

Post-war DoD is failing due to self-inflicted mandates and social misadventures that are destroying recruiting and morale. As a profession, it should be expected to fix itself from within, but this would assume that military leaders have the backbone to take such action. Instead, the overturning of the ill-advised vaccine mandate only happened because politicians forced SECDEF Austin to end it. One general’s protest won’t right the ship. However, if enough generals and admirals collectively protested the politically engineered destruction of the best military the world has ever known, change would be forced. Unfortunately, brave creatures would have to be willing to sacrifice their careers for the greater good.

There are 620 active-duty flag officers authorized in the DoD. Since 2021 the number of active-duty flag officers willing to show such courage is 0. Billy Mitchell must be rolling over in his grave. Thank God it is not 1939. The second half of the 20th century would have turned out more darkly given the character of modern US generals.

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Host L Todd Wood speaks with Dr. Scott Sturman, a member of and a former USAF pilot, about how to heal the US military force after forced injections of a dangerous substance.

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Host L Todd Wood speaks with Attorneys Col Tom Rempfer (USAF, Ret) and Lt Col "Lou" Michaels (USAF, Ret) on developments with the military vaccine mandate, the consequences, and restoration of member careers.

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Soldier Receives Covid Vaccine

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After the Republicans used the passage of defense legislation last month as a means to force Democrats to drop the mandatory Covid-19 vaccine for all military personnel, the Pentagon released a memo from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Tuesday evening that formally repealed the mandate.

Austin’s memo rescinds the mandate for active duty, the National Guard, and the Reserves.

The repeal comes after an order from Austin on August 24, 2021, in which he mandated that all military personnel be full-vaccinated or be discharged from military duty.

Prior to the lifting of the mandate, some 8,400 troops were discharged, with tens of thousands applying for accommodation requests, including for medical, administrative, or religious reasons. Tens of thousands of reservists, allegedly up to 60,000, remained unvaccinated and were set to be discharged as well. The mass discharges came as the military has faced a serious recruiting crisis in recent years.

In an escalation of the battle between the military and leadership, forces successfully sued to temporarily enjoin the Navy, Air Force, and Marines from taking action against individuals who had applied for religious accommodations. The inspector general for the Pentagon also sent a memo to Austin indicating that blanket denials of religious accommodation requests flirted with breaking the law.

Some troops took a different tactic and fought the mandate on the basis that the DOD can only mandate FDA-approved vaccines, which some of the Covid vaccines at the time were not. The claim argued that the military was using a form of the vaccine that was under the Emergency Use Authorization provision and not FDA pre-approved. Then-DOD official, Terri Adirim, replied in another memo the two vaccines were interchangeable.

Despite the repeated challenges from troops and the massive loss of forces, the Biden administration refused to back down and reverse the mandate until House and Senate Republicans used the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes defense spending, to strong-arm the administration into repealing the mandate. In a statement released in conjunction with Austin’s memo, the Pentagon said, “This recession requirement was established by the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023.”

The Pentagon’s statement continued, “The health and readiness of the Force are crucial to the Department’s ability to defend our nation. Secretary Austin continues to encourage all Service members, civilian employees, and contractor personnel to get vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 to ensure Total Force readiness.”

Austin’s memo stated, “No individuals currently serving in the Armed Forces shall be separated solely on the basis of their refusal to receive the COVID-19 vaccination if they sought an accommodation on religious, administrative, or medical grounds.”

The memo went on to clarify that the military would also remove adverse actions that were solely associated with denials of accommodation requests for troops, including any letters of reprimand, which could be career-ending.

The memo also noted that the military would stop any current reviews of accommodation requests for service members.

The correspondence did include a section indicating that the DOD would still take action against unvaccinated troops saying, “Other standing Departmental policies, procedures, and processes regarding immunization remain in effect. These include the ability of commanders to consider, as appropriate, the individual immunization status of personnel in making deployment, assignment, and other operational decisions, including when vaccination is required for travel to, or entry into, a foreign nation.”

Austin concluded his memo by noting that the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness would be issuing additional guidance to “ensure uniform implementation” of the memo. Recently, the Coast Guard and Army have both issued guidance only to have it retracted hours later. It just goes to show that the military leadership has never considered any alternatives to the vaccine mandate.

Meanwhile, Republicans have vowed to fight for the reinstatement of discharged troops with backpay in 2023. The question remains though, how many discharged service members will return to a military that denied their civil liberties, attempted to silence their voices, and turned its back on them? Unfortunately, the answer is probably, too few. Austin’s memo is like Biden’s border visit – too little, too late.

CDM has interviewed Sasha Latyapova multiple times regarding the vaccines. She is breaking big news now on the Covid ‘vaccines’ and the Department of Defense.


January 5, 2022

New Docs Reveal Department of Defense Controlled COVID-19 Program from the Start

FDA Vaccine Approval Process was Theater

A combinationofthePREP Act, Emergency Use Authorization, and Other Transactions Authority (OTA) Shielded Big Pharma, Agencies,and Medical Participants that Delivered Unregulated Vaccines from Any Liability

WASHINGTON, DC -According to congressionally passed statutes, research of active laws,and extra details obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, the Department of Defense owns, implements, and oversees the COVID-19 vaccine program as aCountermeasure” to foreign attack.While the public was bombarded with an orchestrated fear campaign,the U.S.Government managed the Covid response as a national security threat.

The research and documentswere obtained bya former executive of a pharmaceutical Contract Research Organization (CRO), Sasha Latypova,and intensive legal researcherKatherine Watt.

The Three-Legged Stool

The undercover operation was orchestrated utilizing three critical legal maneuvers:

1. Emergency Use Authorization EUA.

2. Prep Act,

3. Other Transactions Authority

President Trump declared a Public Health Emergency (PHE) on March 13, 2020, under the Stafford Act, putting the National Security Council in charge of the Covid policy.Covid-19 vaccines are “medical countermeasures” – a grey area of products that are not regulated as vaccines or medicines.

“They put the National Security Council in charge and treated it as an act of war,” said Latypova.

 According to Operation Warp Speed/ASPR reports, the DoD ordered, oversaw, and tightly managed the development, manufacture, and distribution of Covid countermeasures,mainly utilizing the DoD’s previously established network of military contractors and consortia.

Department of Defense, BARDA, and HHS ordered all Covid countermeasures, including “vaccines” as prototype demonstrations of large-scale manufacturing, avoiding regulations and transparency under Other Transaction Authority. As prototypes used under EUA during PHE, Covid countermeasures, including “vaccines,” need not comply with the U.S. laws for manufacturing quality, safety, and labeling.

The implication is that theU.S.Government authorized and funded the deployment of noncompliant biological materials on Americans without clarifying their “prototype” legal status, making the materials not subject to normal regulatory oversight, all while maintaining a fraudulent pseudo- “regulatory” presentation to the public,” said Latypova.

Most incredible is the fact that current Laws enacted by the United States Congress appear to make the coverup actions LEGAL!”

Under the PHE, medical countermeasures are not regulated or safeguarded as pharmaceutical products (21 USC 360bbb-3(k).

The American people were led to believe thatthe FDA, CDC, and figureheads like Anthony Fauci oversaw the COVID-19 vaccine program.Their involvement was an orchestrated information operation. All decisions concerning the COVID-19 vaccine research, materials acquisition, distribution, and information sharing were tightly controlled by the DoD.

Hundreds of Covid countermeasurescontractshave been uncovered. Many disclosures are in redacted form. However, Latypova and Watt have found sources to fill in the details. A review of these contracts indicates a high degree of control by the U.S. Government (DoD/BARDA). It specifies the scope of deliverables as “demonstrations” and “prototypes” only while excluding clinical trials and manufacturing quality control from the scope of work paid for by the contracts. To ensure that the Pharma is free to conduct the fake clinical trials without financial risk, the contracts include the removal of all liability for the manufacturers and any contractors along the supply and distribution chain under the 2005 PREP Act and related federal legislation.

Why is no action by regulators or courts? According to Latypova and Watt, a combination of recently passed legislation and executive orders make it LEGAL to LIE! The HHS Secretary is accountable to no one if the Health National Emergency continues to be extended by Congress every three months.

A significant information operation was set in motion the minute COVID-19 hit. The U.S. government, the intelligence community, the media, and Big Tech colluded to orchestrate and implement an intense pressure campaign designed to get the vaccine legally designated under the Emergency Use Authorization Act while vilifying dissenting doctors, critics, and viable alternative treatments. This designation allowed for speedy manufacturing devoid of the standard safety and public health protocols.

For a vaccine to receive designation under the EUA, there can be no other known treatments or cures. Therefore, many proven treatments such as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine were blacklisted in the media and dismissed as “horse dewormers” when these cheap, readily available drugs were in the past heralded for their effectiveness.

Eminent COVID-treating doctors such as Peter M. McCullough and Pierre Kory have faced unprecedented attacks on their medical credentials.

 Here is a typical contract scope for “vaccines”.

DoD Vax Mandate May Be Lifted

Several U.S. Senators have agreed to take on the Biden administration’s mandatory vaccination policy in the military and are calling for Biden’s mandates to come to a screeching halt. They are refusing to vote cloture on the National Defense Authorization Act 2023 unless the mandates are changed. They sent a letter to the Senate leadership

Senator Paul Rand (R-KY) kicked off the press conference last week by citing that even Dr. Paul Offit, a pro-vaccination doctor and an FDA vaccination advisor resigned over the U.S. policy pushing vaccinations on children and young adults. Offit will not have his own 24-year-old son vaccinated. 

Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-TX),  Rick Scott (R-FLA) and others are standing up for the U.S. military. 

With all of the other factors, Senator Lee stated, “This is not worth it” based upon the economic and health factors. 

“Is this really a hill worth dying on?,” said Lee referring to all of the medical risks arising from these shots. 

“Bottom line – the vaccination does not prevent infection or transmission, so why would we make anyone take it. It is insane,” said Senator Johnson. 

According to Johnson, 8,000 military members have been dismissed because they refused to take the shots and 17,000 are waiting for their religious exemptions. 

Senator Johnson cited CDC and FDA’s own data as causes for concern. “They have not been “transparent. The process is “out of control,” said Johnson. 

“We should be taking care of our military members,” said Senator Rick Scott (R-FLA).

The Department of Defense required military members to become vaccinated in August 2021. In February, 2022,  the military began discharging members for refusing to take the vaccine. 

A delay on NDAA passage would compress the legislative calendar during the lame-duck session. Lawmakers need to pass either a stopgap spending bill or an omnibus package to continue to fund the government. Spending is set to expire on Dec. 16. 

You can watch the press conference here in full. 

DoD Vax Mandate May Be Lifted

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appeared on Fox News' Jesse Waters show and declared he will get the DoD vaccine mandate lifted in new defense authorization bill (NDAA) after speaking with President Joe Biden.

Congressman McCarthy said he “I know I am going to get that.”

Here is an update from Liberty Counsel on the efforts against the DoD vaccine mandate:

* On December 14 in Atlanta, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument in Navy SEAL 1 v. Secretary of the United States Department of Defense. It is the oral argument for the government’s appeal on the preliminary injunction granted to Navy Commander and Lieutenant Colonel 2 in February 2022. It is separate from the appeal of the Marine class, but is related because it is the same issue.  The decision in the case will heavily influence all of the pending military class actions.

* We submitted expert declarations from Dr. McCullough and Dr. Cole late last night. They were submitted in response to the purported “experts” of the DOD claiming on the jab prevents transmission (even though they admit is doesn’t). Dr. McCullough and Dr. Cole will provide expert depositions. Both will give testimony concerning their findings on the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, potential harms from the vaccine, and other expert testimony on COVID and COVID vaccines in general.

We will keep you up-to-date and in-the-know regarding the outcome of these court appearances. We stand firmly committed to justice regarding the dishonorable treatment of our military heroes. We will not back down until the vax mandate is repealed and our service members reinstated.

To avoid racial tensions that weaken morale and cohesion, the Defense Department should eliminate all CRT programs, discontinue the use of racial preferences, and end all forms of race-based discrimination.

071012-N-7029R-059.SAN DIEGO (Oct. 12, 2007) - Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Bayungan, programs officer, explains Navy programs and benefits to Cadets from Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) during the first-segment of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievements Awards Corporation (HENAAC) Conference. HENAAC was established in 1989 as a means of identifying, honoring and documenting the contributions of outstanding Hispanic American Science, engineering, technology and math professionals. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alexia M. Riveracorrea (RELEASED)

he U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in two cases challenging race-based affirmative action practices at Harvard and the University of North Carolina (UNC). A group called Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) sued those civilian schools for discriminatory admission policies, but the high-stakes legal drama also involves the military.

Arguing for the Department of Defense, U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar insisted (without evidence) that military officer corps diversity “is a critical national security imperative” and that “it’s not possible to achieve that diversity without race conscious admissions, including at the nation’s service academies.”  

How did the military get roped into this legal debate?

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White House Chief of Staff

In oral argument in a case before the Supreme Court, Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina, Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar argued that “it is a critical national security imperative to attain diversity with the officer corps,” and “it’s not possible to achieve that diversity without race-conscious admissions, including in our nation’s service academies.”

Prelogar has never worn a military uniform, and she hardly offered any evidence to support her assertion. Instead, she relied upon the opinions of a collection of retired officers who, also without evidence, asserted the same imperative in an amicus brief they filed for the case.

They’re wrong. The racial composition of our military forces is irrelevant to the object of war: the violent imposition of our will on the enemy. Consequently, our military academies should base their admissions decisions only on factors that would best pursue that mission.

If racial diversity in our officer corps was a “national-security imperative,” then the services — who continually evaluate military effectiveness and have the greatest interest in maximizing it — would at least track racial makeup in their mandatory assessments of unit combat readiness. But this has never been part of their assessments. One might argue that diversity of perspectives and ways of thinking is advantageous in warfare, but this is unconnected to race and ethnicity. Skin color doesn’t determine viewpoint.

Army Regulation 220-1, which establishes the official requirements and formal processes of determining and reporting the readiness of Army units to perform their wartime missions, requires unit commanders to measure four dimensions: personnel, equipment on hand, the serviceability of that equipment, and the unit’s collective training proficiency. Metrics within personnel evaluation include total deployable personnel strength, assigned military-occupational-specialty-skills match, and the deployable senior-grade composite level. Racial makeup is mentioned nowhere as a factor that might affect military performance.

During my 32 years in an Army uniform, having commanded combat units at home and on the battlefield, never once did the Army require me to report the racial composition of my unit or assess race as a possible component of my units’ ability to accurately fire bullets. In my final assignment as deputy director of operations for Army headquarters, our organization briefed the vice chief of staff of the Army on the monthly readiness reports of every soon-to-deploy combat brigade in our service. We scrutinized the statuses of scores of brigades and not once did we include racial composition as a component of combat readiness.

Our nation’s service academies shouldn’t resort to racial preference in their admissions processes for purely political or ideological reasons that are irrelevant to the military’s operational excellence.

The purpose of war is to break the enemy’s will to fight, and the means to do so is violence, not virtue-signaling. Let’s get back to selecting future combat leaders on the basis of their relevant qualifications. If we don’t, future wars will sort this out for us. The battlefield, after all, is an equal-opportunity employer.

Read the full piece at the National Review here.

For too long, the forces of evil in the US have been keeping non-Woke Americans on their heels, forcing them to constantly react and chase balls like manic puppies.  The education community caved first, with the head of the 1.7 million strong National Federation of Teachers (Ms Randi Weingarten) recommending amnesty for decisions made during the pandemic.  Up until the summer of 2020, such a request could have seemed reasonable.  Not much was known about covid or its effets.  Over 2 years later, it is criminal.

It is past time to go on the offensive.  In areas including but not limited to covid vaccine and side effects, covid mandates, opioid deaths, psychological and educational trauma to children, defunding the police, and economic damage from misguided policies it is time to start associating key officials by name with their policy and the untoward outcomes.

Regarding the DoD covid vaccine mandate, for example, it has been known for some time what populations were most at risk (elderly, serious medical conditions) and rightfully needed to be protected from the virus from Wuhan Province.  It has also been known for some time that there were serious side effects associated with the vaccine.  The data on side effects was willfully and knowingly suppressed by Pfizer under the cover of the US federal government with the power to suppress such information.  Specific individuals that can be named from Pfizer and the government were involved.  Disparate reports of harm done to young Americans by the vaccine are widespread; up until recently, anyone daring to acknowledge their existence faced cancel culture socially, economically, and professionally.  Recently, Pfizer has finally spoken the word ‘myocarditis’ with its announcement of investigation into the ‘possible’ side effects of the vaccine and long-term consequences.  Amazingly, even NBC news announced the investigation.  Unfortunately, it is well known that NFL football player Da’Vion Miller was far from the only one affected.  The rumors of the effects did not emerge in November of 2022.  They emerged long ago and those who sounded the alarm early on like Dr Peter McCullough were professionally ruined and, in his case, actually sued.  

Misguided and selfish as they are, modern US generals are still smart individuals.  Most have graduate degrees and are very well read.  In spite of this, they rubber stamped the vaccine mandate for young military servicemembers who were at little if any risk of dying from Covid.  If informed consent was allowed, soldiers would have been told that the risk of harm from the Covid virus was likely equal to or less than the risk of the vaccine. 

Some reports put the number of servicemembers eliminated for vaccine noncompliance at over 15,000.  This is roughly the equivalent of a US Army division.  The last time a US division got wiped out was at the Battle of the Bulge when the green 106th infantry division was destroyed by the experienced Wehrmacht in December 1944.  Current US generals have succeeded in destroying enough combat power to field a division for a disease that killed at total of 98 servicemembers in nearly 3 years.  A disease that has almost a 0% kill rate in young healthy servicemembers and who are at the highest risk of myocarditis (particularly young males) and other complications of the vaccine.

It is time by name to hold Pfizer, CDC officials, certain politicians, and individual generals and DoD leaders responsible for any and all side effects/deaths from the vaccine that they forced on servicemembers.  They were not ‘following the science’ and their actions ran counter to a century of informed consent and to 3 years’ worth of data and charts on the impact of Covid.  ‘I was just following orders’ was an excuse given by Nazi officers during WW2.  It didn’t hold up then and it shouldn’t hold up now.  Just like in the Nuremburg trials, it is past due to begin prosecuting our misguided, blindly obedient generals who have knowingly and consciously weakened our military and worse put our nation’s most precious resource (our sons and daughters in the military) at risk.

2 months after President Biden declared the pandemic over, LTG Gilland, West Point Superintendent, is actually contemplating expelling 6 more servicemembers (West Point cadets) for vaccine non-compliance.  The only thing generals respond to these days are threats against their careers.  It is time to bring that career threat and potential criminal presecution to US general and further begin to debate criminal intent and for them to know what could happen if they emerge on the ‘wrong side of history.’  It won’t be ignored and forgiven.  It is time to go on the offense to bring the misguided whole house of cards down and restore not only our military but also our Democracy.  The best defense is a good offense and they are less likely to inflict further damage on our military if they are fearing investigation and punishment.

John Hughes, MD

Emergency Physician

West Point Class of 1996

Host L Todd Wood speaks with Col John Mills (USA, Ret) on the need to purge the flag ranks of the US armed forces, due to CCP influence. Also, his new book, 'The Nation Will Follow'.


Department of Defense leaders are blaming the Supreme Court’s Dobbs ruling for the military’s poor job at recruiting and readiness.

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he Department of Defense seems to be using the Supreme Court’s overruling of Roe v. Wade as an excuse to promote the Biden administration’s abortion agenda.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s Oct. 20, 2022, memorandum, “Ensuring Access to Reproductive Health Care,” cites Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health in directing the services to provide time off from duty and travel expenses for service members and dependents seeking abortions that are not available at their military medical treatment facility or the adjacent civilian community.  

Mischaracterizing Dobbs

The first sentence of the memo claims, “the ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has impacted access to reproductive health care with readiness, recruiting, and retention implications for the Force.” This is an astounding claim, unsupported by facts, details, or supporting data...

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Warfighters deserve the best-qualified leaders available, regardless of race. Providing them is a moral and national security imperative.

The Supreme Court will soon consider Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard/UNC. The court’s decision will determine whether our military’s future leadership will consist of the “best-qualified” individuals instead of simply those “qualified” as defined by an ever-moving standard meant to accommodate political and cultural goals. 

Affirmative action, in the form of racial preferences, pervades today’s military despite federal law that, if enforced, would prevent it. Section 601 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits racial “discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”  Racial preferences in the military also violate our Constitution’s Fifth Amendment Due Process Clause.  

Department of Defense (DOD) surrogates speciously have argued to the Supreme Court that the DOD’s use of racial preferences in service academy admissions is “mission critical” and “indispensable to” national security. That strategy was contrived only because of the legal framework courts must use when examining practices that violate the Constitution. Evidence must clearly prove a “compelling state interest” sufficiently strong to justify the drastic measure of suspending the constitutional provision that prohibits such practices...

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Guest post by Michael Conzachi

In 2014 the Department of Defense authorized the formation of the Judicial Proceedings Panel which later became the Defense Advisory Committee on the Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces, (DAC-IPAD).

This committee was tasked with the responsibility to address a variety of problematic areas of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other forms of sexual misconduct in the armed forces.  Since that time, the DAC-IPAD Committee has held a number of meetings, hearings, and have issued a number of reports detailing various problematic areas when service members have been accused of some type of sexual misconduct.

In 2017, the committee, produced two extremely scathing reports against the Department of Defense, highlighting how the government implemented unlawful measures to almost guarantee convictions in military sexual assault cases, even when the facts and evidence suggested that in many cases, service members had been falsely accused, wrongfully charged, convicted, and incarcerated.

Those reports titled "Barriers to the Fair Administration of Justice in Military Sexual Assault Cases" and "Report on Sexual Assault Investigations in the Military" uncovered what many defense analysts would consider certain due process and constitutional infringements and violations, that were present in military sexual misconduct cases.

There were a host of examples such as the military uses a weak standard requirement of probable cause that is not in line with the American Bar Association.  The military essentially classified those who made allegations of sexual misconduct as victims before any substantive investigative effort was initiated.  The prevailing belief was that by virtue of an allegation alone, a crime had been committed and the accused, by virtue of being accused was therefore guilty.

This misguided belief system created a process whereby the accused was presumed to be guilty, therefore the investigative and prosecutorial effort must be focused to secure a conviction.  The concept of the presumption of innocence, due process, and constitutional protections took a back seat or was ignored entirely.

In a 2013 Air Force sexual assault case and ultimate conviction that was overturned by the Air Force Criminal Court of Appeals, then Air Force Judge Advocate General Lieutenant General Richard Harding was quoted in part,

“… victims are to be believed and their cases referred to trial…”

As we have seen this play out in other venues and forums, the prevailing attitude and belief system assumes guilt by virtue of an allegation alone, however we have also seen this belief system turned on its head once facts are known.

The reports by the committee revealed other problematic areas that involve Special Victims Counsels, who are attorneys assigned to persons who have made allegations of sexual misconduct against a service member.  The reports concluded that in many cases SVCs were advising their clients (alleged victims) to refuse to turn over their cell phones for forensic review or to delete exculpatory evidence from their phones.

In any other scenario that would be considered an obstruction of justice.  SVC’s also received training in ‘junk science’ theories that have different titles but are essentially the same and referred to as ‘victim-centered,’ ‘trauma-informed,’ or some other descriptor.  These theories have been debunked in many military and civilian criminal courts as well as in college tribunals.

These scientifically deficient theories essentially say that whatever a victim says or doesn’t say, whatever a victim does or doesn’t do, no matter how many inconsistent statements or false statements a victim makes, well… that means they are telling the truth.  Where… in any type of tribunal of any type, would such nonsense be accepted as fact?

On September 21, 2022, the DAC-IPAD Committee held another meeting, and heard testimony from former Air Force Major Clarence Anderson.

Major Anderson was falsely accused, wrongfully convicted, and incarcerated for sexually assaulting his wife during a contentious divorce and child custody proceeding.

Major Anderson discovered that his wife had been having an affair.  He filed for divorce and was awarded 50/50 custody of his daughter.  His ex-wife not satisfied with the fair and equal custody decision, accused him of sexually assaulting her, and colluded with others in doing so.

Based only on his ex-wife’s testimony and the testimony of the man she had been having an affair with Major Anderson was convicted of sexual assault and incarcerated for 42 months at the Miramar Naval Air Station Combined Brig in San Diego.

His former command cleared him of domestic violence allegations when it came to light that his ex-wife had a prior arrest record for domestic violence, and a fact that came out prior to his court martial where his ex-wife essentially offered to refuse to testify against him if he gave up custody of his daughter.

The trail of inequities, indifference and official misconduct spanned the highest levels of the Air Force.  This included false statements to members of congress by then Air Force Secretary Dr. Heather Wilson, who shortly thereafter resigned.

During this process, an audio recording was obtained in which it was learned that Major Anderson’s former mother-in-law, bribed his ex-wife’s new lover with a payment of $100,000 to provide false testimony at the court martial.

Despite the fact that overwhelming evidence revealed that Major Anderson’s ex-wife manufactured the entire scenario, despite the evidence that bribery, collusion, obstruction of justice violations, and numerous examples of prosecutorial misconduct were exposed, the Air Force was relentless in their prosecution of him to guarantee a conviction.  Then… they continued to lie about it up and down the chain of command  How does a serviceman recover from that?

For further information on Major Anderson’s case, please visit his website which is linked below.  The vast amount of material related to his case is too voluminous for this post and he continues to fight for his innocence to this day.

A solution to some of these inequities such as the one Major Anderson, and countless others experienced should warrant the formation of a Conviction Integrity Unit in the Armed Forces.  That has yet to take place.

The National Registry of Exonerations promotes the implementation of Conviction Integrity Units and many prosecutorial offices across the country are forming them.

While most prosecutors in this country perform their duties in a professional and ethical manner, we also realize that some are motivated by other factors.

In an April 1, 1940, speech by Attorney General Robert H. Jackson before The Second Annual Conference of United States Attorneys in Washington D.C., he stated in part,

“…While the prosecutor at his best is one of the most beneficent forces in our society, when he acts from malice or other base motives, he is one of the worst…”


About the Author:  Michael Conzachi is an Army Infantry veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division, a partner in a private investigation firm and retired three-decade homicide detective in Southern California.  He specializes in defense cases involving false allegations of domestic violence and sexual assault, while also identifying official misconduct in these cases that include law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, judges, political office holders and other public officials.  He has authored over 100 official complaints to various oversight bodies such as State Bar Associations, Judicial Commissions, Grand Jury’s, the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, the United Nations under the auspices of the ‘Declaration of The Rights of the Child’, and numerous components of the Department of Defense to include the Professional Responsibility Branches of the Judge Advocate General, the DoD Office of Inspector General, the Standards of Conduct Office and the Hatch Act Unit to name a few.  He has been described as an ‘anti-corruption bulldog,’ has consulted in the past with retired NYPD Detective Frank Serpico, and has made appearances on Court TV, America’s Most Wanted, and Dateline NBC.

Retired Coast Guard Vice Admiral William "Dean" Lee has written an open letter to his fellow flag officers, calling for the end to the DoD 'vaccine mandate'.

You can read the entire letter below:


October 3, 2022

As many of you know, I have advocated publicly for seven cadets who were recently discharged from the USCGA for failing to comply with DOD’s vaccine mandate.   Each had applied for, and had been denied, a religious exemption.   I have been publicly rebuked, harshly, for doing so.  This letter will explain the facts and circumstances underlying my actions. 

I am not now, nor have I ever been, anti-vaccine.  I took both shots and advised a number of officers and enlisted members who sought my counsel to do the same.  I find no fault in the decisions made by operational commanders at the height of the pandemic who judged it necessary to make the vaccine mandatory.   I would have done likewise.   But, as with any new disease, with time, scientific understanding has markedly increased, treatments for those infected have been developed, and the effects on both the general population and specific cohorts of the population are better known and predictable.  Unquestionably, the risks of prolonged and severe disease, and of adverse outcomes, are now reduced, particularly for those of military age and who are otherwise healthy.  

The American people have moved on.  The President himself has declared “the Pandemic is over.”   Yet, we continue with an outdated mandate and to purge good people, even though we struggle to meet our recruiting goals.   The legality of the order itself is under significant scrutiny, with at least three federal injunctions in place.  The CDC just issued new guidance that advises that the vaccinated and the unvaccinated need not be treated differently.    

It’s time to pause and reevaluate whether, for some demographics at least, the cure has become worse than the (diminishing) disease, and, in the case of the military’s mandate, whether material violations of law have occurred.  Science has rapidly moved forward, but DOD inexplicably is not keeping up.  Vaccine protocols, in practice, require demographic stratification in order to keep up with the science, particularly where the risk-benefit analysis necessarily depends on demographic considerations.

Bringing this issue into the public domain is not easy for me, for I’m keenly aware that I may appear to some to be the dissident in a club that expects blind loyalty and whose rules require that retired Flag Officers go home and shut up, leaving the service in the capable hands of those behind us.  That was my plan.  But I am not blind, and there comes a time when prior leaders should question, and seek accountability of, those responsible for maintaining the core values and culture put in place by the chiefs and officers who preceded them.  I believe now is such a time.    

The men and women in the bowels of the ship are becoming uncomfortable.  Trust is eroding as our sailors question the motives and judgment of those who, despite the evidence, are sticking to a mandate that is no longer necessary; who have resorted to apparently unlawful measures to continue enforcing it; who have embraced a culture with ideologies antithetical to unit cohesion; that divides people into identity groups; and that promotes the acceptance – without question - of flags and symbols that may be offensive to men and women of faith.  They have no voice.  There is shoal water ahead, and the ship’s bridge isn’t listening to the lookouts on the fo'c'sle.

Herein lies the challenge to my fellow flags:  Who, if not we, will question a military institution when it has gone, perhaps unwittingly, awry?  Are we to be  “good men [who] do nothing”?  When the course deviation transgresses our Constitution, it is our obligation to adhere to our oath to support and defend the Constitution by seeking to enforce its principles.          

A former Army officer and lawyer put it best: 

 “The military officer’s oath includes the words “… that I will bear true faith and allegiance  to the same” (referring to the Constitution).  Those unqualified words are in our oath to emphasize the point that our highest obligation as officers is to our Constitution, superior to any obligation that we may owe to the military service in which we serve, owe to any group, to any individual, to our peers, to ourselves (including our careers and approval from our peers), and to any supposed (but nowhere codified) obligation of retired flag officers to refrain from speaking publicly about any “political” issue. “ 

After investigating the circumstances and conferring with counsel, it appears that DOD and the CG have violated the rights of USCGA cadets under the First Amendment and the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act by dismissing them for not taking the vaccine despite their sincere religious objections.  

Our Constitution requires that the President (and by extension, his subordinate officers) "shall take Care to ensure that the Laws be faithfully executed.”  It appears that relevant laws have not been faithfully executed with regard to the cadets’ (and others’) religious exemption requests to the vaccine mandate. 

The DoD vaccine mandate’s propriety, even if lawful when first issued, has since been called into question by no less an authority than the Department of Defense Inspector General.  The DOD IG Report found that the services materially deviated from their own, required procedures, codified in regulations, for handling of religious exemption requests.  Individual review of all of the facts and circumstances relevant to each specific request is required, but, according to the Report’s findings, appears not to have occurred.  The Report also notes that the means least disruptive to the requesting member’s religious beliefs and that do not impede a compelling government interest are to be employed; yet, according to the Report those criteria have not been properly applied. 

The efficacy of the vaccine in preventing disease and transmission has been less than the entire nation was led to believe.  The young and generally healthy military personnel cohorts are at very low risk of developing serious illness.  Adverse, sometimes serious, side effects are more frequent, varied, and prolonged than initially estimated.  The mandate’s predicate, that a fully vaccinated military workforce is crucial to readiness, was, based on the limited information then available, an ostensibly reasonable basis for the blanket mandate.  It is becoming ever more doubtful almost daily.  

Reports of recruiting struggles across the services indicate that the vaccine mandates are an impediment to recruiting, exacerbating the current recruiting and retention problems that are already impacting force strength in some DoD components.  Enforcement of the blanket mandate is also resulting in separations of thousands of personnel and therefore is exacerbating force strength issues, and thus readiness concerns. 

I have concluded that the policies and practices about which I am speaking publicly likely involve Constitutional (First Amendment) and federal statute violations.  Some, after thorough investigation, objective analysis, and legal consultation, may disagree; but surely all will agree that I have the right to reach my own, informed conclusion, and, consistent with my oath, to voice it on behalf of those who have no voice in an effort to end those violations.

To my esteemed colleague who made this missive necessary:  Your words were no doubt sincere, but they are misguided.  You are advocating for the continuation of a policy that is now causing enormous harm to the service you led.   This track line is not good for the country, the Coast Guard, or the mariners we serve.   My in-box has exploded with notes from many front-line operators who are incredulous that leadership cannot see the flawed logic that you, and others, so inexplicably cling to.  Those dedicated men and women – vaxed and unvaxed -- have highlighted facts that they want brought to the public’s attention, not the least of which is actual risk to readiness, and the cost to the taxpayers, caused by DOD’s intransigence:   

Let us just examine the rescue swimmer (AST) rating:   The folks in the field, directly involved, have informed me that they are currently short 44 swimmers, for an overall rating strength of 89% (note:  below 95% = critical).   The number of ASTs seeking an accommodation to date is at least 26 confirmed.   Of those 26 confirmed, five have retired and four have separated—all due to the mandates.   Losing 19 more will drop the rating strength even lower.   Not ideal for a school with a running attrition rate of 80%.  

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 As your previous Atlantic Area Commander, I ask you, how do you expect to support surge operations for natural disasters if they can’t even cover their own duty schedules?  Does anyone in their right mind think that a distressed fisherman treading water in the Gulf of Alaska really cares about the vax status of his rescuer?   Certainly not.  The only thing he cares about is whether there is someone on duty to rescue him.     This, sir, is truly the more important matter.  

And lastly, a prior AST schoolhouse instructor has told me that he fears the added pressure on maintaining readiness will lead to lower standards as they struggle to fill the ever -widening gaps created by this flawed leadership decision.    

Which town(s), which cities, which coastlines, do you recommend we leave unprotected just to punish these devoted public servants?   Police and Fire responders have seen the light – they have adjusted to changed circumstances --- why can’t others?

When I first raised this issue, it was about cadets.   Nothing more.    Having been ignored, it is now a campaign for ALL of them – the entire spectrum of unvaxed people who had the moral courage to stand by their religious convictions.   These are good, dedicated, highly trained individuals that we have spent a ton of money to develop.     People with up to 18 years of service, forced out, with no pension.    Anyone willing to give up that, rather than break faith, is someone I admire.    

You came at me hard in your public rebuke when you asked: “What part of the oath you raised your hand and swore to exempts you from failing to obey the orders of … the President?”   

Good question … to my knowledge, I never did disobey the orders of the President.  If I believed an order of the President was illegal, however, I would not obey and retire, instead.  Most importantly, we swore allegiance to the Constitution, not to the President or other superiors, and keeping faith with the Constitution requires us to disobey any order that does not comport with the Constitution.

Even you, yourself, disobeyed the President in 2017 over the transgender issue.   It was a stance that I frankly admired, because you made a statement that I supported wholeheartedly; i.e.,  “I will not turn my back.   We have made an investment in you, and you have made an investment in the Coast Guard, and I will not break faith.” 

The Constitution and federal law, not to mention the science, are on the side of many dedicated sailors and cadets.  I am now involved because the service that they love has indeed broken that faith, ironically enough, because of their faith.   

Perhaps in the heat of the moment, you accused me of being “an embarrassment to the service you led.”  I must admit, it stung.  Leadership can be lonely, but the many communications I have received leave no doubt that those I am supporting think otherwise.  On the other hand, your having labeled many of them as “insubordinate wrong doers” is a badly misinformed mischaracterization deserving of reconsideration and, respectfully, an apology.  

 And for all of my fellow flags, if you think this is an important discussion, please research the treatment of these 7 cadets and other CG members who have been discharged or are threatened with discharge, such as the rescue swimmer that the President called this week to congratulate for rescue efforts during Hurricane Ian.  Whatever conclusion you may come to, I fully support your right to speak about it.

Even the best of organizations can be slow to reverse course and correct their errors, often requiring external force to do so.  I intend to be that external force.      

Yours, most sincerely,

Wm. Dean Lee

VADM, USCG (ret)

“We know they are lying, they know they are lying, they know we know they are lying, we know they know we know they are lying, but they are still lying.” 

– Attributed to Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

There is something very dark happening at the upper echelons of the United States military. In my opinion, it is no longer possible to give certain flag officers the benefit of doubt.

They are pushing the so-called 'vaccines' which aid and abet our existential, near peer adversary, the Chinese Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army.

These are not vaccines, even the CDC had to change the definition of a 'vaccine' to allow the inclusion of mRNA gene serums which alter human DNA.

Whether they believe it or not, these officers are committing treason in support of our enemy, a nation which launched a bioweapon upon the United States and the West in late 2019, and their enablers in supranational organizations and funders. You don't have to believe as I do that Covid was intentionally released from the Wuhan Lab, you only must understand the fact that China sent over five million citizens into the West in late 2019 while the rest of China was locked down, to spread the disease, while informing no one. This is fact, not conspiracy. This is biological warfare.

Let's walk through some more facts - just the facts, and you can make your own decision whether or not you agree with me.

There is a group of scientists, analysts and attorneys, numbering in the thousands, who are pouring through the hundreds of thousands of Pfizer documents on the Covid 'vaccine' trials which were given to the FDA to 'approve' the 'vaccines'. These documents were forced to be released to the public by a U.S. court. Pfizer wanted the documents sealed until the year 2076.

You can read all their analysis here, (it is a lot!) which big tech, DoD, and the Biden administration don't want you to know.

Here is Dr. Naomi Wolf, a progressive 'third wave' feminist, outlining why the 'vaccines' are a bioweapon and are owned, and tested by communist China. Her information is taken from the analysis of Pfizer documents discussed above.

DoD personnel have experienced horrific harms from these forced 'vaccines'. In order to hide these harms, DoD altered the DMED database. Here is a panel discussion with Senator Ron Johnson on Capitol Hill where whistleblowers 'blew the whistle' on the DoD fraud, and criminal behavior.

Evidence has been released that the vaccines are owned and manufactured by communist Chinese.

Evidence is being released that over 8,000 women in DoD had 'malformed' pregnancies due to the 'vaccines'.

Evidence is being released that over 1,200 patients died in the clinical trials during the first 3 months from the 'vaccine's. This was covered up by Pfizer, FDA, and DoD.

Evidence is now being released from these document dumps that over 600 infants were harmed during the trails by mother's breastmilk contaminated by the 'vaccines', including death, and Pfizer/FDA hid the information.

Evidence is being released that shows massive placenta damage in pregnant women from the 'vaccines'.

The DoD is also committing fraud against our troops with the 'vaccine' approval itself. The only 'vaccine' approved is the BioNTech. This injection is not available to our troops. The only injection available is the Pfizer 'vaccine'. DoD knows this and is covering this up. In short, they are lying.

The question is why? If not treason, then what is the explanation?

It is patently obvious the 'vaccines' are harming readiness, recruitment, and the health and safety of our troops.

Any officer pushing these 'vaccines' is immediately suspect of treason and his allegiance to the republic should be questioned.

The Nuremberg excuse of 'I was just following orders' is not acceptable. It wasn't acceptable for Nazi officers, who were hung, and it is not acceptable now.

The officers pushing this bioweapon on our troops will eventually be held accountable in a military court.

Justice is coming.

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President Joe Biden’s Department of Defense announced on Friday a new Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. Composed of civilian men and women, the committee will “provide advice and recommendations on matters and policies relating to the improvement of racial/ethnic diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity within the Department with a primary focus on military personnel.”

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin appointed General (Ret.) Lester Lyles to serve as chair of the committee; Lyles said he looks forward to advising Austin on ways to “improve racial/ethnic diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity as a force multiplier in the military.”

The following is the department’s entire news release on the announcement:

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has appointed General (Ret.) Lester Lyles to serve as the Chair of the Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACODAI). Lyles is a seasoned organizational leader and US Air Force veteran, with over two decades of executive-level leadership to corporate and STEM-related national boards.

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As conflict rages overseas, the public is losing the ability to effectively track the use of American guns and other weapons of war.

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For around 60 years, the United States published an annual study called the World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers (WMEAT) report. The document provided detailed information on global arms transfers, defense spending, and a range of other military-related topics.

For reasons that remain unclear, last year’s defense spending bill put an end to the report. The State Department published its final edition last month, quietly marking the end of an era in military disclosures.

“At one point in history, the WMEAT report was the model for transparency around the world,” Jeff Abramson of the Arms Control Association said, noting the importance of its Cold War-era origins...

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Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) applauded the Pentagon for looking into recently surfaced remarks disparaging white people made by the chief of diversity, equity and inclusion for the Department of Defense’s K-12 school system, after she and another Republican congressperson sent a letter to DOD.

“Following House Republicans’ advocacy, the Department of Defense will conduct a review of [Department of Defense’s Education Activity (DoDEA)’s woke diversity chief and her history of divisive rhetoric,” Stefanik said in a statement about Kelisa Wing.

Wing, who oversees the DEI curriculum for all of the military’s K-12 schools that serve more than 66,000 children, disparaged white people on a number of occasions on social media...

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This episode examines the infiltration of Marxist ideology in the U.S. military and offers a faith-based alternative to Marxist-Leninist ideology. The news portion covers the opening of the Victims of Communism Museum.  Former Space Force Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, who exposed Marxist ideological infiltration in the military, is interviewed.


WASHINGTON ― Several U.S. senators on Tuesday asked for additional briefings and reports on President Joe Biden’s new $13.7 billion funding request for Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s invasion.

The White House budget office last week announced the latest Ukraine aid request, which includes $11.7 billion for security and economic assistance through December. It also seeks an additional $2 billion to reduce domestic energy costs driven up in part by the war.

Defense spending panel chairman Jon Tester, D-Mont., told Defense News he wants Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin or Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks to provide more information on the request...

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