US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to bear medical process after earlier backlash | EUROtoday

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is ready to bear a medical process Friday and switch his energy – after going through livid backlash for his earlier remedy finished in secret with out night telling the White House.

Pentagon officers introduced that Mr Austin was set to have an “elective and minimally invasive” follow-up process for a bladder subject. The remedy is non-surgical.

“The Secretary has decided he shall be briefly unable to carry out his features and duties throughout the process, so Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks will assume the features and duties of the Secretary of Defense and function the Acting Secretary of Defense,’ Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder stated in an announcement.

The bladder subject is separate from the most cancers prognosis, officers stated.

It was that most cancers remedy that discovered him in scorching water earlier this yr as he was taken to the hospital and didn’t inform different Pentagon officers, the White House or President Joe Biden.