Washington, Jul 26 (EFE).- President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that individuals would be prohibited from serving in the United States , saying he made the decision after consulting with generals and experts.
Trump said his administration would not allow troops to serve in any capacity in the US armed forces.
“Our must be focused on decisive and overwhelming .. victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that in the would entail. Thank you.” Trump wrote on his personal Twitter account.
In June 2016, then-US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that, “effective immediately,” individuals currently on duty would be able to serve openly.
He said then that the services would begin allowing individuals to join the armed forces starting on July 1, 2017.
But hours before that deadline, on June 30, 2017, the Pentagon announced a delay in its recruitment policy until Jan. 1, 2018.
“The services will review their accession plans (for applicants) and provide input on the impact to the readiness and lethality of our forces,” the Pentagon said then.
That delay, however, did not affect individuals currently serving in the Armed Forces, whose future is now in limbo following Trump’s announcement.
The president did not indicate in his tweets when and how the ban would be implemented.