Pentagon transgender policy recommendations to reach White House this week

Military Parade Planners Eye Veterans Day For Event, Official Says

"The Secretary of Defense made his recommendation to the White House this morning", said Pentagon spokesman Maj.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has made his recommendations to the White House on transgender individuals serving in the military, the Pentagon said on Friday, after President Donald Trump´s call a year ago for a ban on such service.

Trump has directed the Pentagon to plan the parade for November 11 - the federal holiday celebrating the nation's war veterans, according to a White House memo obtained by Politico.

The Pentagon sent the memo to President Donald Trump by courier Friday.

McMaster's comment resulted in a public rebuke from the president, who tweeted: "General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only collusion was between Russia and crooked H, the DNC and the Dems".

Mattis was under a February 21 2018 deadline to complete the report that came about after President Trump caught the military by surprise July 2017 in sending out Tweets calling for a ban on transgender individuals in the ranks.

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Of course, none of that might matter in the end to Mr. Trump, whose crackdown against this minority group - there are only about 2,450 transgender troops among 1.3 million active-duty members of the military - has so far reflected obvious pandering to regressive generals and right-wing zealots, as well as knee-jerk opposition to numerous enlightened policies that his predecessor put in place.

And I don't understand why McMaster, other than out of pique with Trump, would so triumphantly assert last week that Russian Federation interfered in the election, something he well knows rankles the president. McMaster told reporters last month he planned "to go as long and hard as I can in service of the president", per the Hill. Trump admired the country's celebrations and called the parade "magnificent".

"He paid McMaster back by spreading rumors and whispering in Trump's ear", the senior Republican source said, adding that "Bannon poisoned the well".

A second defense official said McMaster is well aware of those political sensitivities. There was no sense that Kushner would be leaving his job.

McMaster would also have the option of retiring from active duty at any time if he chose to do so.

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