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The Pentagon found no “ill will” in the secrecy surrounding the Secretary of Defense’s hospitalization

An internal investigation of Pentagon concluded that “there was noill will”in the secrecy surrounding the internment of the Secretary of Defense of USA, Lloyd Austindue to complications from prostate cancer surgery.

The internal review report, released on Monday, stated that this secrecy was not the result of deliberate attempts by government officials to hide it from the public or the community. The White House the state of health of Austin, 70 years.

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Lloyd underwent a prostatectomy on December 22 to treat the Cancer and was subsequently discharged, but on the night of January 1st he returned to the medical center due to a urinary infection resulting from the operation and was admitted to the intensive care unit.

His hospitalization generated enormous controversy, as neither Austin nor his team informed the president of the U.S, Joe Bidenof what happened until January 4th, three days after hospitalization, and the Pentagon He only gave a statement to the press the following day, January 5th.

Austin later apologized for what happened and, in an appearance on February 1, acknowledged that he had not handled the situation well, took responsibility and asked “sorry”To all Americans.

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The Republican opposition, however, not satisfied with the explanations, denounced that in those days there was a power vacuum at the head of the Pentagon at a critical moment, when the war in Gaza threatens a regional escalation in Middle East.

At the request of Republicans, Austin will testify on Thursday before the Armed Forces Committee from the Low camerawhere the Conservatives have a majority.

Source: Elcomercio

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