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Pentagon Says It Has Authority to Require Oklahoma National Guard to Follow Vaccine Mandate

The Epoch Times

By Isabel van Brugen

November 16, 2021 Updated: November 16, 2021


The Pentagon on Monday said it has the authority to require members of the National Guard to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after the OklahomaNational Guard’s newly appointed commander refused to impose a vaccine mandate ordered by the Defense Department.

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters that U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin “has the authorities he needs to require this vaccine across the force, including the National Guard.”

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