American opposition to 5G deployment is not new and it is not going away. Dangerous aviation interference issues have not been fixed at airports (see 1, 2). Over the years, numerous other problems have been identified and reported regarding 5G as well. Nevertheless, deployment and activation continue and increase, including by the U.S. military.
The U.S. military’s chief information officer (CIO) and former CIA deputy director John Sherman said his office will assume control of all 5G-related activities in the U.S. military and expand the military’s 5G pilot programs — a move critics said could lead to increased surveillance of U.S. citizens.
The transition will officially take effect on Oct. 1, but Sherman said his office has “already been working left seat, right seat with research and engineering on this, [in] a very close partnership with Honorable Heidi Shyu and her team.”
Sherman also wants to expand the military’s use of 5G, but he did not say exactly what that expansion may look like.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) in 2020 spent $600 million to launch 5G pilots at military bases in Utah, Washington, Georgia, California and Nevada that use “smart” warehouse 5G wireless technology to streamline logistics and “enhance distributed command and control” and has since doubled its 5G activities.