The head of the Pentagon was in intensive care when he was hospitalized 21:53

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin spent four days in intensive care during his hospital stay. American TV channel reports this NBC Citing two unnamed officials.

Austin was hospitalized on Jan. 1 following complications from an elective procedure. Their duties were carried out by Deputy Chief of the US Department of Defense Kathleen Hicks, who had to return from vacation.

Pentagon officials did not disclose what the procedure was or when it occurred. NBC also noted that they refused to provide any details about what Austin’s condition was.

A senior Department of Defense official told the station that Austin had been unable to perform his duties since the beginning of the year. Pentagon spokesman Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder told NBC News that the Pentagon chief returned to duty on the evening of Jan. 5. However, he remained in hospital on January 6. A source speaking to the channel said that it is not yet known when he will be discharged.

The US shot a senior member of an Iran-backed militia in Baghdad while the US defense chief was hospitalized, bases housing Americans have been attacked at least six times and President Joe Biden’s administration is considering options to attack Houthi militants in response to attacks on Iran. Ships in the Red Sea.

Previously USA accused Iran is preparing for Houthis’ attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea.

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