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JULY 30, 2017

     President Trump announced Wednesday that transgender individuals would no longer be allowed to enlist or serve in the military.  The Joint Chiefs of Staff, including chairman General Joseph Dunford, were not aware President Donald Trump planned to tweet a ban on transgender service members.  That was said by CNN, which is hard if not impractical to believe.  For now, Dunford has informed service members that there will be "no modifications to the current policy until the President's direction has been received by the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary has issued implementation guidelines."  "In the meantime, we will continue to treat all of our personnel with respect," Dunford wrote in a memo to the military that was obtained by CNN. "As importantly, given the current fight and the challenges we face, we will all remain focused on accomplishing our assigned missions."

      Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said Thursday that, to date, he has not received "directives on implementation" for a ban and learned about the President's decision through the media. "We will work through the implementation guidance when we get it and then we'll move from there," he added while speaking at the National Press Club.

     CNN and other liberal media will  try to make this position a major issue.  The military does not need special treatment for any group.
 
 

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