Audio clip NAT005

NAT005 – (US-Defense-Secretary-Hospitalized)
UNDATED. x–14s. U-S Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has undergone a medical procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He then resumed duties after temporarily transferring power to Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks on Friday evening. Reporter Terry Moran reminds us the U-S Defense Department has not always been so forthcoming about Austin’s health — pointing out what happened in January after he was treated in hospital for an infection.
(“..of transparency.”) (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: The 70-year-old has had ongoing health issues since undergoing surgery to address a prostate cancer diagnosis. The Pentagon says Austin is planning on attending Memorial Day events this weekend.

The Canadian Press broadcast team, ABC