Lloyd Austin called to testify on failure to disclose hospitalization

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL) requested Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to appear before the committee for questioning.

Austin, 70, was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center beginning Jan. 1 following a Dec. 22 surgery to treat his prostate cancer. A subsequent urinary tract infection kept him under close watch by doctors until his release Monday.

“When you and I last spoke, you promised full transparency into questions regarding the secrecy of your recent hospitalization. While you did respond to some of my questions I had for you, a concerning number of questions were not addressed,” Rogers wrote in a Thursday letter.

Rogers listed several questions for Austin to review and answer by Feb. 7, ahead of the hearing Rogers scheduled for Feb. 14.

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