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Posted on Feb 23, 2018 Print this Article

Mattis Transgender Trial Balloon Won’t Fly has reported: Mattis Recommends Keeping Transgender Troops in Military.  In addition, Fox News reported: Mattis Expected to Back Transgender Troops – If They Can   Deploy, Official Says.  The following comments may be attributed to Elaine Donnelly, President of the Center for Military Readiness:

“The Defense Secretary’s trial balloon, if accurately described, will not fly.  Such a plan would be unworkable and unfaithful to orders that President Donald Trump has every right to issue.  As explained in this new article, such a plan also would be inconsistent with commitments already made during the 2016 election campaign and in the first year of the Administration:

“Speculative news reports suggest that Defense Secretary James Mattis is not fully prepared to deliver the objective information and sound recommendations that President Trump requested in his August 25 Memorandum.  This may be a consequence of inviting a high-level Obama holdover to chair the “Panel of Experts” that Secretary Mattis set up to review the transgender issue.

“Instead of capitulating to federal courts without defending presidential prerogatives, Secretary Mattis should
Posted on Feb 23, 2018 Print this Article