Military And Intelligence News Briefs — March 2, 2021

In some units, nearly three-quarters of enlistees are turning down the coveted shots- a figure that is alarming commanders given that the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across the United States.Pictured: Military personnel preparing for the opening of a mass Covid-19 vaccination site in New York last month
Daily Mail: A THIRD of all military personnel are refusing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine with alarmed commanders aiming to make the shot mandatory 'as soon as possible'
* A third of all military personnel are refusing the COVID-19 vaccine * Some are citing the rushed rollout of the anthrax vaccine in the 1990s as the reason why they do not want to receive the new COVID jab * In 1997, the military made it mandatory for service personnel to receive the anthrax shot; thousands subsequently complained of debilitating side effects * A lengthy legal battle ensued, before the courts determined that the FDA hadn't 'adequately studied' how effective the shot was against the inhalation anthrax * Commanders concede they need to do a better job of messaging and allaying fears among military members that they are being used as 'testers' for the jab * Other personnel are citing wild conspiracy theories about the vaccine, including one who refused the shot for fear it was implanting a tracking device
A third of all military personnel are refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine, and in some units just 30% of enlistees are willing to have a shot, according to a new report.
The figure is alarming commanders as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across the United States. Personnel who refuse the vaccine will face no repercussions due to a federal law that 'prohibits the mandatory application of medicines within the military that are not fully licensed by the US Food and Drug Administration', The Nation reports.
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Military And Intelligence News Briefs — March 2, 2021
The Military Can’t Get Troops to Take the Covid Vaccine. Come Again? — The Nation
Nearly 100 US Naval Academy midshipmen moved off campus after testing positive for COVID-19 — Navy Times
Navy Sailor Killed, 5 Service Members Hurt in Convoy Crash — AP
Nimitz To Begin Maintenance Period On Time After Returning Home From 9-Month Deployment — USNI News
USS Kearsarge departs Norfolk for sea trials — UPI
How The Biden Administration Can Save A Bundle Building Warships—Without Giving Up Anything — Loren Thompson, Forbes
Navy Optimizing Shipyards With Digital Twin Technology (Updated) — National Defense
After 36 Years, Marines' F/A-18 Hornets Have Completed Their Final Carrier Deployment — Military.com
US Army’s newest tracked vehicle will undergo initial operational test in early 2022 — Defense News
Pentagon planners are looking to replace Sikorsky's Black Hawk, middle-aged and slower than the next generation of helicopters — War Is Boring
US Senator Kaine plans new push on war powers after Biden's Syria strike — The Hill
Commissioners tasked with scrubbing Confederate base names sworn-in at first meeting — The Hill
Pentagon chief calls on military to reaffirm values, ethical conduct — The Hill
Hyten: US Must Broaden Its Strategic Deterrence Concept — and Keep Its ICBMs — Defense One
Modeling Software Once Led Us to the Precipice of Nuclear War. What Will AI Do? — Steve Blank, Defense One
Tactical Naps, Caffeine Jolts: Military Sleep Study Recommends New Policies for Better Troop Rest — Military.com
Eyeing China, Indo-Pacific Command seeks $27 billion deterrence fund — Defense News
US inspector finds AT LEAST $2.4 billion ‘wasted’ on buildings in Afghanistan in ‘clear pattern’ of misuse and destruction — RT
US announces $125 million in military aid for Ukraine — Defense News
US to Consider Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia on Case-by-Case Basis Through Process Led by NSC — Sputnik
Report: U.S., South Korea begin crisis management training — UPI
Swedish Armed Forces Warn Government's Green Push May Leave Military Without Fuel — Sputnik
French Team Submits New Strategic Package Offer For The Hellenic Navy — Naval News
Germany's special forces look the other way on missing weapons — DW
North Korea's nuclear activity raises 'serious concern,' IAEA says — UPI
Satellite images suggest China hastening efforts for more survivable nuclear force, expert says — AP
Boeing inks $115M deal for 3 more Loyal Wingman drones for Australia — UPI
South Sudanese military generals die of Covid-19 — BBC The Craft of Wargaming — Natalia Wojtowicz, Strategy Bridge
Why Super Soldiers May Soon Be a Nightmare Turned Reality — Sandboxx NewsOriginal Article

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