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AP National Security Writer 

Pentagon expects to soon ban recruiting transgender people


August 25, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon expects to renew a ban on transgender individuals joining the military and to consider circumstances in which some currently serving transgender troops could remain in uniform, officials said Friday.

The new approach would be based on formal guidance the Pentagon is expecting to receive soon from the White House.

The guidance, as described by an official familiar with its contents but not authorized to discuss them publicly, appears to be less rigid than the complete ban that President Donald Trump announced last month in a tweet. Trump had said the federal...

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