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Trump announces transgender people cannot serve in US military watch


    (Original post by Drewski)
    I'm not arguing whether or not your reasons make sense. I'm pointing out the fact that those are not the reasons the US Commander in chief has given.
    (Original post by PolPot)
    True but my point still stands. Its a general point not just US abroad too.
    Can I just make one general point about an important difference of cultural bureaucracy between the UK and USA. In the UK, if something is disqualifying, it means you can't do it. In the USA many things are disqualifying but it is normal to be granted, and many thousands are granted, a waiver.

    For example, any significant history of mental health problems is disqualifying but 1 in 5 US Army recruits hads a past history of mental healtth issues and that isn't surprising given that it is a nation that doses its children with Ritalin.

    The reason the military has basically ignored Trump is due to the absence of an order with engages with all the complexities. "Do you mean really can't serve or do you mean can't serve like anyone with a history of teenage bedwetting can't serve or "someone who needs a tooth filling can't serve?" and "what do you intend about existing serving transexuals?"
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