TUCSON, Ariz., January 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Inside President Biden’s Speech January 19 press conference, many questions were asked about the possibility that Russia could invade Ukraine and on what Biden could do to “stand up to Russia.”
Biden replied, “And, you know, we’re going to fortify our NATO allies and I said to them on the eastern flank, if, in fact, they invade, we’re going to – I’ve already shipped more $600 million value of sophisticated equipment, defensive equipment for Ukrainians.”
“Biden hasn’t said he will commit American troops, but the situation raises questions about the readiness of the American military,” says Jane Orient, MD, president of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness (DDP ).
In this time of escalating global tensions, the US Air Force is short by 2,000 pilots, and more highly trained fighter pilots are being lost due to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, says Dr. Orient.
“It drains the military of many thousands of hours of combat flight experience that simply cannot be recreated quickly or cheaply,” writes Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD “Existing combat flight experience is estimated to be worth at least $10 billion and would cost double or triple that amount to replace, even if it were possible to do so in the short term.”
Lawyers and doctors also allege that many pilots are grounded due to injuries from vaccines.
Due to a recruiting crisis, the U.S. Army is offering a $50,000 premium for enrolling in a 6-year enrollment in high-demand specialties.
“The defense of our nation requires a sufficient number of healthy and well-trained military personnel,” says Dr. Orient. “We need an urgent and critical assessment of the health of those serving in our military and of Department of Defense policy that impacts the health and well-being of our defenders.”
Doctors for Disaster Preparedness is a group of scientists (including doctors) founded in 1984, who provide information to help save lives in the event of natural or man-made disasters.
Contact: Jane M. Orient, MD, (520) 323-3110, [email protected]
SOURCE Physicians for Disaster Preparedness