It came out over the weekend that the head of our military, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin, was hospitalized. The media was particularly upset about the news since the Pentagon refused to report it to the public.
Even now, it has been revealed that Austin is still in the hospital. His condition is a mystery.
From Fox News:
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin has been hospitalized since the first day of 2024, and while Pentagon officials have not said when he will be released, they continue to avoid saying why he went to the hospital in the first place.
Austin remains in the hospital and top Pentagon officials refuse to tell the country what is wrong with him. This will come as a shock to most Americans. When a major official in the U.S. government is hospitalized, it affects the entire nation.
To not tell the country why Austin has been in the hospital for over a week is alarming. But even more alarming is the news that he tried to keep it secret, from the White House.
From The Post Millennial:
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was hospitalized for multiple days and never informed President Biden…He did not inform other high-ranking US officials about his absence, including President Biden, and went AWOL for multiple days despite heightened international tensions and an increase in demands of the Dept. of Defense. Austin’s duties require him to be available at a moment’s call.
In an unthinkable twist to this story, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was in the hospital for days before he notified top Pentagon officials—not even the President of the United States.
This is a highly unusual turn of events. At the very least, Pentagon officials and the administrations should have been immediately informed of Austin’s condition. Instead, they were left in the dark over Austin’s health—which could be worse than anyone knows.
The American people will not appreciate not being told about this serious situation. The fact that the Pentagon continues to stay silent might even suggest they still don’t know what is going on with the secretary of defense.
Critics will use this to highlight the apparent dysfunction of the Biden administration. The president has so little authority over his officials, it seems, that they refuse to report major incidents like this to him or the public.
Secretary of Defense Austin was admitted to the hospital for unknown reasons.
The Pentagon refuses to say when he will be released or why he is there.
Austin did not tell the Pentagon or the White House that he was admitted, for days.