Army officials said Thursday that 98% of their active duty force had gotten at least one dose of the mandatory coronavirus vaccine as of this week’s deadline for the shots but that more than 3,800 soldiers flatly refused and could start being removed from the military next month.
“Too often Veterans Day turns into a hymn of praise for war,” he said. “From my standpoint, war is overall not a very good thing. It ought to be a last resort, so let’s not celebrate it. Let’s celebrate the people who participated.”