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Austin Taken to Hospital for Bladder Issue (NYT)

By Edward Wong Reporting from Washington Feb. 11, 2024 ...
Sinister Copper Den
  02/12/24
We currently have a female acting Secretary of Defense?
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Sinister Copper Den
  02/12/24
so the SecDef is constantly out of commission and the POTUS ...
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  02/12/24
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Sinister Copper Den
  02/12/24
ljl @ amerikkka... does iran have a nigga SecDef who is dyin...
godawful potus national
  02/12/24
is this part of the plan to improve military recruiting?
haunting address
  02/12/24
why tf isn't he diapered?
Brindle Metal Depressive
  02/12/24


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Date: February 12th, 2024 12:09 AM
Author: Sinister Copper Den

By Edward Wong

Reporting from Washington

Feb. 11, 2024

The Pentagon announced on Sunday that Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III had been taken that afternoon to a military hospital to be treated for “symptoms suggesting an emergent bladder issue.”

Mr. Austin was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., at 2:20 p.m., a Pentagon spokesman, Maj. Gen. Patrick S. Ryder, said in a statement. He added that the deputy defense secretary and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff had been notified, as well as the White House and members of Congress.

In a second statement on Sunday evening, General Ryder said that Mr. Austin, 70, had “transferred the functions and duties” of his office to the deputy defense secretary, Kathleen H. Hicks, at about 4:55 p.m.

The announcements appeared to be aimed at showing transparency around Mr. Austin’s medical condition and stressing the fact that multiple top officials across the U.S. government had been informed.

Mr. Austin came under widespread criticism last month when he went to the hospital for several days for treatment for complications related to a recent prostate cancer surgery. He had initially kept his hospital visit a secret from top administration officials, including President Biden, the White House national security adviser, the secretary of state and senior officials in the Pentagon, including those immediately under him in the office.

Mr. Austin also had not informed the president that he had undergone the original surgery in December.

Lawmakers called for the Pentagon to provide answers on why so many officials were kept in the dark. Mr. Biden said on Jan. 12 that he still had confidence in Mr. Austin. But when the president was asked whether it had been a lapse in judgment for Mr. Austin not to have informed him that he had been out of commission, Mr. Biden said “yes.”

Mr. Austin, a retired four-star Army general and former commander of the United States Central Command, had served in the military for more than 40 years when he took the top Pentagon job in 2021. Throughout his career, he has sought to avoid attention and has tried to keep many parts of his life out of the public spotlight.

General Ryder said the Pentagon would provide an update on Mr. Austin’s condition as soon as possible.

Edward Wong is a diplomatic correspondent who has reported for The Times for more than 24 years from New York, Baghdad, Beijing and Washington. He was on a team of Pulitzer Prize finalists for Iraq War coverage. More about Edward Wong



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Date: February 12th, 2024 12:12 AM
Author: chrome electric furnace menage

We currently have a female acting Secretary of Defense?

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Date: February 12th, 2024 7:43 AM
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Date: February 12th, 2024 12:16 AM
Author: mustard aphrodisiac brethren

so the SecDef is constantly out of commission and the POTUS is mentally incompetent. Libs?

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Date: February 12th, 2024 12:17 AM
Author: Sinister Copper Den



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Date: February 12th, 2024 12:36 AM
Author: godawful potus national

ljl @ amerikkka... does iran have a nigga SecDef who is dying and then they move the position over to some bleeding slimpit?

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Date: February 12th, 2024 7:48 AM
Author: haunting address

is this part of the plan to improve military recruiting?

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Date: February 12th, 2024 9:20 AM
Author: Brindle Metal Depressive

why tf isn't he diapered?

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