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(AMERICAN MILITARY NEWS) – The Biden administration defended its decision to discharge nearly 20,000 healthy U.S. troops for refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine despite dangerously low recruitment numbers.
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During an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” John Kirby, the coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council, insisted that the COVID-19 vaccines are important for military readiness.
“The vaccines are a valid military requirement. You want your troops to be ready – part of being ready is being healthy and not having the ability to infect your unit and make their unit readiness any worse than it is,” Kirby said before admitting that he was at home recovering from his own bout with COVID. Kirby has received four COVID shots.