Pentagon chief in critical care unit, transfers power to deputy

Posted on AllSides February 12th, 2024
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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was admitted into the critical care unit for a bladder issue Sunday night after transferring his duties to the deputy Defense secretary earlier Sunday, Walter Reed Military Medical Center officials announced.

Austin, 70, underwent a series of tests and evaluations Sunday night at Walter Reed after showing symptoms “suggesting an emergent bladder issue” earlier in the day, the hospital’s doctors said in a statement. He was later admitted into the critical care unit for “supportive care and close monitoring,” doctors added.

In a subsequent update on Monday, doctors...

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