It is an honour to have Lt Col Tony Shaffer (ret'd) join Hearts of Oak to look at the impact of mandatory Pfizer vaccines on the military community. Mandatory vaccines are being rolled out in many countries for some or all employers and the military are part of that in the US and in other countries. Tony is the President of The London Centre for Police Research, and they have just published a fantastically researched paper on this, looking at whether mRNA vaccines are likely to decrease US Special Forces Operations and Intelligence Force readiness. This is an issue that could affect all of us very soon and this interview is focusing on the military and asking some hard questions that collide directly with Biden's vaccine mandates. Have a read of the paper yourself at https://londoncenter.org/BNT1262Paper
LtCol Anthony (Tony) Shaffer (retired), is the President of the London Center for Policy Research, a New York Times bestselling author and CIA trained intelligence operations officer with 35 years of experience in global and national security. In his think-tank work he is an advisor to senior members of the White House, the Intelligence Community, Pentagon and key members of Congress. He also works with National Geographic as an Advising Producer and Co-Producer of the series “Chain of Command”. In 2017 he became the Homeland Security Advisor to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Department in Virginia and works as its member of the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau’s expanded task force.
As a senior DoD intelligence officer, he received the Bronze Star and the Commander’s Award for Civil Service for his work on cutting edge, highly classified, DoD special activities. He has detailed operational and policy expertise regarding the full spectrum of strategic national security issues; from being a pioneer in cyber operations, to being at cutting edge of U.S. counterterrorism efforts and helping develop and use of “weaponized technology”. Tony has commanded and directed several key operational intelligence organizations that conducted “compartmented” (aka black) operations. These include Special Mission Task Force STRATUS IVY, that conducted direct support to DoD compartmented activities (OSD, SOCOM, JSOC, Army) which was focused on offensive information operations. In addition, he commanded Field Operating Base (FOB) Alpha, a joint DIA/CIA unit conducting classified collection and special operations support regarding terrorists just after the 9/11 attacks.
As the President of the London Center for Policy Research (LCPR) he leads the think tank community in research on the key policy issues of our time: national security, energy, and risk analysis. Tony manages the mission of the Center to challenge conventional wisdom where appropriate, add texture to the current deliberations on policy issues and build support for positions that further the national interest and the interest of key allies.
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Interview recorded 4.11.21
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