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Trump Admin. bans Transgenders from serving in the military

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US President Trump said today that the US government won’t allow transgender people “to serve in any capacity in the US military.”

In a series of tweets, he said: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow…Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming..victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.”

His tweets came only a few weeks after Defense Secretary James Mattis said he’d give military chiefs an additional six months to conduct a review to determine if allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the military will affect the “readiness or lethality of the force.” The deadline for that review was 1/December/2017. Transgender service members have been able to serve openly in the military since last

His tweets came only a few weeks after Defense Secretary James Mattis said he’d give military chiefs an additional six months to conduct a review to determine if allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the military will affect the “readiness or lethality of the force.” The deadline for that review was 1/December/2017. Transgender service members have been able to serve openly in the military since last year, when former Defense Secretary Ash Carter lifted the ban. It’s unknown how Trump’s ban will affect transgender troops already openly serving in the military.

 

Published by: The War Files

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