US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Treated for Prostate Cancer Without White House Knowledge

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is being treated for prostate cancer, with doctors stating his prognosis is excellent. However, his diagnosis and hospitalization were not promptly communicated to the White House or his Deputy, leading to a political row over the transparency and handling of his health information. The White House was only informed about his condition days after his surgery in December. The Pentagon acknowledged the need for better communication, while some Republicans have called for Austin’s removal, though the White House has expressed full confidence in him.

  • US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has been diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer.
  • The White House was not informed of Austin’s diagnosis until recently.
  • Austin underwent surgery in December and was under general anesthesia without the White House’s knowledge.
  • There was a delay in notifying the White House and Austin’s Deputy about his hospitalization.
  • The Pentagon’s press secretary admitted communication could have been better.
  • Republicans have called for Austin’s removal, while the White House maintains complete confidence in him.
  • The incident has raised concerns about transparency and competency among US defense officials.

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