The Pentagon announced that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has been discharged from the hospital.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has returned to work after undergoing a medical procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He was released from the hospital on Tuesday and has resumed his duties, which were temporarily delegated to Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks. Austin will initially work from home on the advice of his doctors, but is expected to return to the Pentagon later this week. He has full access to classified and unclassified materials needed for his job. According to his doctors, the bladder issue that led to his hospitalization was related to his prostate cancer surgery in December and was corrected with non-surgical procedures on February 12. This is not the first time Austin’s health has caused controversy, as the Pentagon faced criticism for not disclosing his hospitalization and cancer diagnosis in a timely manner. Austin has taken full responsibility for the lack of transparency and has committed to doing better in the future.  

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