Mandate COVID vaccines for military, Panetta urges Biden

Driving the news: More than half of all service members have received at least one COVID-19 shot as of late June, according to the Hill.

"I frankly think the president ought to issue an order requiring everybody in the military to get a COVID-19 shot, period," Panetta said in an interview with Van Susteren set to air on Sunday, per the Hill.

“The last damn thing you need is to have those in the military that are our warriors unable to respond to a mission because they've gotten COVID-19. There's no excuse for that," Panetta said.