The next step of Theranos was to test the devices on the army members in Afghanistan. For this, Elizabeth held a speech where she met James Mattis, the head of the U.S Central Command, and Colonel David Shoemaker. Shoemaker immediately noticed that something was wrong, especially because the device wasn't regulated by the FDA. After multiple arguments with Elizabeth, he decided to inform the FDA about this matter. Ultimately, they sent one of their members to the Theranos laboratory where they stated that nothing unusual could be found. Indeed, there was nothing special about the laboratory because it didn’t look like they were actually close to releasing any revolutionary product. As a result, of this Elizabeth accused Shoemaker of lying. After multiple other business meetings, the army decided they would allow the experiment, but with one condition that the blood tests results will have to be compared with the results from another authorized laboratory. Even though this was a great opportunity for Theranos, they failed to keep their promises and do the tests because of that condition.