August 31, 2017

Trump wants to kick trans troops out. “Deployability” might keep them in.

Featuring Amy Schafer

Source: Vox

Journalist Alex Ward

President Donald Trump’s order banning transgender troops from serving in the military alarmed top military and civilian defense officials. But a little-known provision may give the Pentagon a way to get around parts of Trump’s order and allow some trans troops who are currently serving to stay in the military.

Trump’s memo, issued on August 25, gives Secretary of Defense James Mattis broad authority to determine which trans people already in the military should be kicked out.

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  • Amy Schafer

    Former Research Associate, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Amy Schafer is a former fellow at the Center for a New American Security, where she focuses on civil-military relations, issues facing military families and veterans, and mili...