Saturday, February 24, 2024

The US Secretary of Defense is hospitalized again

The US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, has again hospitalized Pentagon spokesman Patrick Ryder, as reported on February 11. According to his words, Austin “was taken by his security team to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to be checked for symptoms that suggest an emerging kidney problem.”.

The spokesperson stated that, at this time, “the Undersecretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were notified, as well as the White House and Congress, about the hospitalization of the head of the Pentagon.

“During this time, the secretary retains the functions and duties of his position. The Under Secretary (Kathleen Hicks) stands ready to assume the functions and duties of the Secretary of Defense, if necessary. Secretary Austin traveled to the hospital with the classified and unclassified communication systems necessary to perform his duties,” Ryder said.

A Pentagon spokesman assured that the agency would provide “an update” on Lloyd Austin’s health status “as soon as possible.”

Secret hospitalization

Austin, 70, was discharged in mid-January after being hospitalized for two weeks to treat complications following surgery. prostate cancer WHAT hid at one time senior officials and staff of the Joe Biden Administration.

The Secretary of Defense is subject to a prostatectomy (prostate removal), days after being admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on December 22. Later, on January 1, I was hospitalized again after experiencing complications associated with surgical intervention.

The concealment of the hospitalization of a key figure in US military policy has generated strong criticism of the Defense Department in public opinion as well as among officials. US President Joe Biden said Austin made an error in judgment by not informing him of his hospitalization, but emphasized that we should keep trusting him for the position.

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