Defense secretary recovering after hospital visit

Defense secretary recovering after hospital visit

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is recovering after a recent visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Pentagon said Friday.

Austin was admitted to the Washington hospital Monday evening, according to Pentagon press secretary Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder.

Ryder said he went to the hospital for “complications following a recent elective medical procedure.”

“He is recovering well and is expecting to resume his full duties today,” Ryder said in the Friday statement. “At all times, the deputy secretary of defense was prepared to act for and exercise the powers of the secretary, if required.”

It wasn’t immediately clear what the elective medical procedure was. Austin, 70, is a retired Army four-star general who served more than 40 years in the military.

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