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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Out Again With Medical Issues

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2024
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is transferring his role to Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks today as he prepares to undergo elective surgery.

Pentagon Press Secretary Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder said in a statement that Austin will undergo a “minimally invasive follow-up non-surgical procedure” that is related to his previous bladder issue.

The procedure will take place this evening at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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