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on July 2, 2017 in World News

Pentagon: More Time Needed to Determine Whether Transgender Soldiers Can Serve

US Defense Secretary James Mattis announced in a Friday memo that military officials would be given an additional six months to determine whether the inclusion of transgender people in the armed forces would limit its “readiness or lethality.” “After consulting with the service chiefs and secretaries, I have determined that it is necessary to defer the start of accessions for six months,” Mattis wrote in a Friday memo obtained by The Associated Press. “We will use this additional time to evaluate more carefully the impact of such accessions on readiness and lethality,” Mattis stated, cited by Military.com. The delay in allowing the recruitment of openly transgender individuals will not affect those...

US Defense Secretary James Mattis announced in a Friday memo that military officials would be given an additional six months to determine whether the inclusion of transgender people in the armed forces would limit its “readiness or lethality.” “After...

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