The US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was hospitalized in the intensive care unit from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Virginia “for a bladder problem”. She has transferred duties to her deputy Kathleen Hicks. The Pentagon announced this, adding that it is not yet clear how long she will remain in hospital.
Last December doctors diagnosed the defense minister with prostate cancer and he underwent surgery. , initially kept hidden even from President Joe Biden, had raised several controversies in the USA. Austin was then hospitalized again on January 1 due to complications.
Therefore, last January 11th the Pentagon has launched an internal investigation to verify whether proper notification procedures were followed regarding the hospitalization of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. The announcement came from the office of the Pentagon Inspector General, Robert Storch.