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Trump says transgenders may no longer serve openly in military

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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.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Do you realize the 5 times more than transgender health services is spent on Viagra. I am glad my retired Marine is not a bigot and fought for all!

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