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The Pentagon has issued an update on the health status of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who has been hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

According to Pentagon Press Secretary Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder, “Secretary Austin remains hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and is in good condition.” The statement also mentioned that Austin is maintaining contact with his senior staff and monitoring the Department of Defense’s operations worldwide.

The update comes amidst controversy regarding Austin’s recent hospitalization due to complications from a prostate cancer procedure in December, which was initially kept secret from the White House. There is currently no specific date set for Austin’s release from the hospital, with the Pentagon committing to provide daily updates until his discharge.

President Biden, addressing the situation, acknowledged Austin’s lack in judgment for not informing him about the hospitalization but reaffirmed his confidence in the Defense Secretary.

This incident has raised concerns among Republican members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who have requested a detailed timeline of the events surrounding Austin’s health issues and hospitalization. They have continued to express concern about the communication breakdown between Austin’s office, the Department of Defense, the White House, and Congress.


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