On March 23, President Trump announced a new policy limiting the ability of transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, based on a recommendation prepared by Defense Secretary James Mattis. Trump's memo, Mattis's memo and the Defense Department study on which Mattis's memo is based are all included below.
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