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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is discharged from hospital

Posted on AllSides January 15th, 2024
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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was released Monday from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center following complications he suffered after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer, a Pentagon statement said.

"The Secretary continues to recover well and, on the advice of doctors, will recuperate and perform his duties remotely for a period of time before returning full-time to the Pentagon," the statement said. "He has full access to required secure communications capabilities."

Austin's hospitalization on New Year's Day became controversial after it emerged that no one — including the president — knew for...

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