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Pentagon orders 30-day review of notification process over Secretary of Defense's hospitalization

Posted on AllSides January 9th, 2024
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The Pentagon Monday night ordered a 30-day review of how the notification process over Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's hospitalization was botched.

In announcing the review Kelly Magsamen, Austin’s chief of staff, also announced immediate changes to make sure that senior leaders at the Pentagon and the White House are quickly notified whenever the secretary has a transfer of authority to the Deputy Secretary of Defense.

President Joe Biden was exasperated at not more quickly being informed of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's ongoing hospitalization -- which was only publicly revealed late last...

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