Dangerous Issues of Transparency

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin recently underwent a prostatectomy, a surgical procedure to remove the prostate gland, following his diagnosis of prostate cancer. The diagnosis came after standard screenings in December, and Austin’s subsequent surgery led to complications that required hospitalization on January 1st.

Remarkably, this significant health issue was initially kept from President Biden, Congress, and the public, raising serious questions about transparency within the administration.

It wasn’t until a recent conversation, while Austin was recuperating in the hospital that President Biden was informed of the situation, just shortly before it was publicly announced.