1. The letter was sent one day after Trump announced on Twitter that the U.S. would "not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military," prompting questions about whether the policy change would affect already serving transgender military members and how the ban would be implemented.
  2. Dunford's letter appears to indicate that transgender military members will continue to be allowed to serve until Trump gives the Pentagon clear instruction.
  3. The Defense Department on Wednesday deferred questions about the plan's implementation to the White House, Politico reported.
  4. White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday afternoon that the decision to bar transgender people from service was a “military decision” made in the face of what the president saw as policy that “erodes military readiness and military cohesion.”
  5. She said the White House and Defense Department would work together to determine how to implement Trump’s plan.
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