This video from the USA says about itself:
23 March 2018
The new memo is in line with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis‘ judgment.
From Associated Press today:
Trump bars most transgender troops against serving in the military, except under ‘limited circumstances’
President Trump issued an order late Friday barring most transgender troops from serving in the U.S. armed forces.
People diagnosed with “gender dysphoria…present considerable risk to military effectiveness and lethality,’ the order said.
The Human Rights Campaign lashed out against the administration’s decision.
President Donald Trump released an order Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in military except under “limited circumstances”, following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from serving.
The White House said retaining troops with a history or diagnosis of “gender dysphoria” — those who may require substantial medical treatment — “presents considerable risk to military effectiveness and lethality.” …
Trump received recommendations from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in February for dealing with transgender individuals serving in the military. The White House said Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen agreed with the policy.