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college student are here. people in the studio. >> god bless you. thank you. harris: thank you for being here. >> it is my, always my great pleasure. kennedy: thank you david asman. harris: thanks for watching array to challenges to
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a nation's security. >> johnson as british prime minister? >> i have a feeling. >> a vocal leader in it the exit of the european union bows out. >> it is time to tell the world again what kind of a country britain is. >> and a deadly encountener the wilderness. >> they are victim of a bear attack. a cyclist is knocked off a bike and mauled. >> it is all concerning. >> it is "happening now". >> and fox news alert on this thursday. terror in two nations. dramatic raids are conducted in turkey following the istanbul attacks and the u.s. strikes a deadly blow to isis in iraq. i am jon scott. >> and i am heather childers in
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for jenna lee. security forces carrying out antiterror operations and arresting 13 suspects linked to the deadly airport attack. and identifying the nationalities of throw terrorist that hit the airport carrying 44 people. as isis suffers a major set back on the battlefield in iraq. this is a u.s. jet taking off the aircraft carrier mission that killed 250 isis in a convoy. the air strikes the deadliest ever in the air campaign in the islamic state. >> we begin with chief intelligence correspondence catherine herridge on concerns on homeland security. >> reporter: the homeland security secretary said there is a clear and direct and immediate
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attack. >> the american public should see enhanced security presence in airports, train stations and other transit centers in the country by tsa, and state and local law enforcement and security personnel. >> reporter: in the meantime, the fbi is assisting turkish investigators with with the dna helping to identify the three suicide bombers. they have strong ties to it isis. there is no claim of responsibility but the cia said isis doesn't always claim attacks on neighboring turkey. the counter terrorism force said they used weapon's visit and explosives. and looking at the damage done to the terminal itself. they tell fox news that isis had
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six terrorist cells whose job is to plan and train for terror attacks outside of syria. the isis leadership is doing everything they can to deploy the operatives. >> as long as they have raqqa the way to export terror. there will be more attacks. we know that baghdadi is giving them encrypted phones and joining the refugee flow. >> we are seeing since istanbul. we see increased security. and the situation in washington d.c. area this morning which was a false alarm at andrew's air force base. >> some what frayed nerves, catherine, thank you. >> there are new reports in the
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istanbul terrorist attacks. three terrorist came from russia and two soviet republics. one of the three bombers travelled to turkey from raqqa, syria you heard john kanye mention that. the death toll is rising and more than 90 people are hospitalized. benjamin has more. as you say 44 killed and the number is expected it rise. we are learning more about the nationalities themselves and the network that isis has inside of turkey. 13 people were arrested in the raids in that country today. turkey state run news agency said they were in contact with isis in syria and providing financial and recruits and support. >> and one is said to be from russia's north region know and
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travelled to turkey from raqqa, the defactor capitol of isis. and the other is uzbekistan and kazakhstan. and they are on the u.s. counter sanction list. his fate is unknown. most of the victims were killed by the third attacker. he waited as terrified people got away. turkey vowed to fight. and saying they were not muslims and they secured their place in hell. they promised to increase the attacks. so maybe the connection is made that this attack happen because of the turks helping the u.s.
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we don't know if it will affect the policy. >> thank you, benjamin. we'll keep it right here for more continuing coverage including concerns that what happened in turkey can happen here. and why our next guest said isis is setting its sights on the u.s. homeland. fox news alert. speaker of the house paul ryan telling house republicans to vote next week on a measure to keep guns out of the hands of terrorist. there will be measures to curb the radical jagz of potential terrorist. it is it unclear if it will get the support of democrats in the house. >> fox news is american election headquarters with president obama heading out on the campaign trail. he will appear with hillary clinton in north carolina.
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he won that state in 2008 but lost to mitt romney. he didn't think a candidate had ever been so qualified for the oval office on. and yesterday in canada, he took a swipe at clinton's republican rival. >> poll tegzs and some sincere and some not will tap in to anger and fear. bygone days of national glory. and arguing that we must rebuild balls and disengage from a chaotic world and rid ourselves of the um grants all in order to regain control of our lives. >> let's talk about it with our political panel. emily is editor of buckses.com. and welcome to both of you. >> after the accident lexis, why
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north carolina, first of all? >> it is a really battleground state the clintons campaign is running ads there and it is a state where we have seen tight elections for the past however many cycles. obama nearly won it in 200 won it and then 2012 lost it. and so, there seems to be a lot of wiggle room and both sides think they can contest it there. >> you have to go back to eisenhower to find a republican that won the white house without winning north carolina. having obama to help her is tremendous. obama's reputation improved as
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a fox news poll from june showed even though many people think that 49 percent think that the country is weaker, first time since 2012, half of the country approves of how he's doing. and he's seeing more trustworthy than clinton on a number of issues and that could help heroine -- on herwin? >> and that is a compelling part of the narrative. he was someone who was not sold on the fact he could be president and now he's giving her the endorsement. that is a compelling narrative in the campaign. she is someone they should want as president. this campaign more than any other i have seen. voters are going to have a hard
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sale for combf them to vote for the party's candidate. there is a lot of skepticism for these people. and obama can speak to it that conversion. i think with that point, donald trump is doing his own job of losing republicans. clinton may not need to worry about running over republicans, but worry about the independents. and obama's improved with the independents. he went from 42 percent to 50 percent by may. he could be a critical factor. and alexis brought up the fact he was not immediately ra, raclinton and this is a big deal. >> the republican national committee put out its take. this event is a reminder that all hillary clinton is offering is four more years of the same failed obama policies that makes
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america less pres perous and less safe. alex us, people are not happy with the economic situation and feel like we for a recession. can president obama, can he transfer that has his poll ratings going up to hillary clinton's? >> he can try. i think he's a compelling surrogate for her. i think she does are to worry about holding the base and coping the democrats and keeping the people that were bernie supporters that really don't like her from staying home. she needs someone to say get out and vote for this woman. and obama conveys that ina i very, it is less of whether he wins over the people that don't like him, he needs to win the people who like him and not sure about her. >> thank you. >> still to come, russia vowing
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to retaliate after nato military forces are deployed along its border. and a stunning development in the race to replace david cameron. lead supporters boris johnson said leave him out. and bookies took a new favorite to lead the state. they were wrong about brexit, could they be wrong about that? >> 5- 1 and the announcement that he was out. we have sewn theressa may. she is the favorite and looks healthy.
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losses. the dow is up 187 points at the moment and comes after another shocking decision by lead campaigner and former london mayor. boris johnson dropped out. >> it makes it our moment to stand tall in the world. that is the agenda for the next prime minister of this country. having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in parliament, i have concluded that person cannot be me. >> fox business network arbly webster joins us with more from london on that. what is going on? >> reporter: it is fascinating. he fooled everybody. some is new's agency had it out
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worris johnson is in the race. but he said i am out. and the new favorite is secretary theressa mays and justice minister goal who stabbed boris johnson who announced he would run by himself. and who sayses british politic system boring. theressa may if she becomes the next leader of the conservative party will be the first woman since margaret thatcher. we have corbin who refused to step down. 80 percent of those people in his administration quit and said you need to get out. all of this against the back drop of what the uk has to do over the next year or two or more to divorce itself from the european union. the question who will be leading the negotiations? and with every passing day and
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>> right now, i am concerned that issil generated of foreign
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terrorism outside of syria and iraq has a lot of momentum that we cannot rest the all. we have to increase our efforts. it would be surprising to me thatti sill is not trying to hit us in the region and home land. >> a chilling warning from cia director john brennan. that killed 44 people and hundreds wounded. he believes they are likely planning one here in the u.s. we have a former deputy assistant and secretary o defense. thank you for joining us. >> 44 lives lost in istanbul and paris. and russian airliner and are we
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next? >> we have suffered. i would submit. look at orlando and isis- inspired and san bernardino last year. since january of 2015, a year and half ago, the united states has been the subject of 22 terrorist plots or attacks. all two of those are home grown and 18 of those 22 are confirmed to be be tied to isis. i would say we are already in the cross hairs. >> why the mixed signals? right before the break, we heard secretary of state kerry that isis is desperate and losing but doesn't appear to be the case? >> i agree with you. i am concerned about this because of the mixed messages. isis has lost ground and isis not only has a home game in iraq
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and syria, but away game. you mentioned other country s that suffered isis' wrath. a dozen or so had isis related terrorist attack be in their own country f. we don't crush isis, we'll suffer isis inspired or directed attackses not only outside of syria and iraq but potentially the united states. >> why moving beyond their borders? is it because they are losing territory in their caliphate. they lost 22 percent of the territory in iraq and syria in the last 15 months and doesn't include fallujah. >> i would say a couple of things. because of the loss of fallujah they have to show they are viable. and they do that. attack abroad, their away game
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will discourage or distract their enemies from fighting them in syria and iraq. and so i think there is a number of motivations. they are all bad. >> what was the motivation to hit turkey? >> there is a lot of reasons. it is a front line state and taking direct action against isis in syria. they've also shut down these smuggling routes that moved fighters in and out of syria and iraq and turkey has opened attacks from the united states using their air bases. and there is potentially other smaller reasons. they are right there on the front line and obviously an enemy of isis and why isis struck. >> thank you for joining us. and appreciate your insight in
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this. >> just in our newsroom, incredible new video. relaxing on a dream vacation at sea and all of the sudden, this buzzes your cruise ship. >> oh, my god. >> yeah. that is a jet flying at low altitude near bermuda. and the jet is part of the french aris force. this man was not impressed and suggesting that the pilot got too close for comfort. the french air crew apologized and said they didn't mean to cause a disturbance. >> donald trump has a battle with with the u.s. chamber of commerce escalates and calling for consequences for former rivals who do not endorse him. and plus, a killer grizzly on the loose and officials are
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and now, they sit back and the pledge ishere and the press doesn't go after them on that. they broke their word and in my opinion they should not be allowed to run for public office again. what they did is disgraceful. >> he did not mention names but made it clear he's talking about former goff rivals as ohio governor kasich released a letter entitled the latest. a ballot that does not seem to bode well for trump. trump loses every swing state by 6- 12 points. governor kasich wins six out of seven. and speaker ryan upon two out of seven. and trump delivers another economic speech after the policies in pennsylvania sparked
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a twitter chat between him and the u.s. chamber of commerce. and we'll talk with leslie marshal and lars. >> lars, you endorsed him several monthsing on. what about the wisdom of chiding former rivals. >> he had. the irony of this, the reason trump did so well with americans, americans and conservative, sick and tired of politician that talk one way on the campaign trail and get in office and act differently. here you have people who made a solemn pledge to support the nominee. at the time, they would have told you trump would not be the nominee. and they decided to break that promise. americans are sick and tired of politicians on the left and
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right who don't keep their word. >> leslie, is this an issue that is a win for donald trump. >> no, not at all. and it is not a lose either. this man was hesitant to pledge as a republican. and this is a man who has been be republican. and one of the problems that goppers have he does not share their vigdz or values and question whether or not he is a conservative. and so quite frankly regardless of the one poll where he's done well. i think the gop is right to say and i don't think anybody should be forced to it vote for somebody simply because you have the same letter on the cape. >> this is a challenge to the press and he said the media outto be be chasing other excandidateses that are not endorsing me. >> as long as they are out in
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pnl and campaign for others. they should is. jon, it is 30 years since a famous man said read my lips, no new taxes. it was untrue. and i watched the press beleaguered george w. bush and said department you make the mistake in going in iraq and yet, these politicians, high profile politicians get away with breaking a promise they made to the republican party and the press is like ho hum, it doesn't matter because most of the press core are democrats and they lean to the left and like to see hillary clinton elected and the enemy of the enemy is my friend and anything that is going to work against trump is something that most reporters and most america newsrooms side with. >> yesterday in bangor, trump
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indicated he has a fight to pick with the u.s. chamber of commerce. >> there are special interest that want to have the tpp and transpacific part areenership. it will be the worst deal since nafta. it will drain the rest of your businesses out of maine. it is the worst deal since nafta. >> lesly how does it make you feel to see donald trump to battle elements that support the republican party. >> as a hillary support isser it has me concerned and there are people out there that think trump is our guy because he doesn't like tpapproximate and hillary clinton did and changed hear mind. he said wages are too high and you are making too much. and right to work create good jobs.
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that is historically true. and regard to what hillary clinton is doing. he's attacking the chamber of commerce and other republicans and as long as he is not attacking hillary clinton, that makes we democrats smile. >> lars, why not spend more time going after hillary clinton. he won the nomination. go after the person who's trying to beat you for the oval office. >> i think he will go after hillary plenty. the reason he will any after the u.s. chamber of commerce. conservatives and republicans look at the u.s. chamber of commerce as being part of the establishment wing and left end of the republican party and primarily concerned with their own best intchlt and they ever served by illegal aliens brought in the country to keep can labor prices low and trade deals that do not work for america. and i am talking about all of
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america. and not just trade unionist. the u.s. bike and mauled him. william has the latest on this story, william? >> reporter: a thousand grizzly bears live in montana including glacier national park. it occurred three miles from the park entrance and camp ground suggesting that the bear is not uncomfortable around people p. the police believe they suris
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prized the bear. it knocked treat off of the bike and second biker continued onlooking for help. most fatalities happen farther are south the at yellowstone. human encounters are rare. the last fatality was in 1998. grizzlies are a threatened species. and thousand live near glacier and that does not include black bears. they can run 30 miles per hour. they spotted a grizzly near the fatal scene but have not killed the bear suspected of mauling the 38-year-old montana native. >> thank you. in a bizarre civil case can, a mother is suing her doctor for wrongful conception and he told
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>> fox you news alert. this is ash carter. >> we vatransgender service member serving in uniform and i have a responsibility to them and their commanders to provide them both with clear and more consistent guidance than is provided by policies. we have have deployment and medical treatment and other matters. this is true for small unit
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leaders like the junior officers and senior listers. most of them must go outside of the military medical system to obtaken medical care that is judged necessary. and they have to pay for it out of their own pockets. that is inconsistent with the promise to all of our troops that we'll take care of them and pay for necessary medical treatment. >> we have meet with the transgender service members. they deployed all over the world, serving on aircraft and submarine and right here in the pentagon. and while i learned in most cases peers and local commanderses recognize the value of retaining people. it also putses the commanders and service members in difficult
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and unfair position. one service member described how some people urged him to leave the military because of the challenges he faced with our policies and he said he just wouldn't quit. he was too committed to the mission. this is where we wanted to be. these are the kind of people we want serve nothing the military. >> it is a matter of principle. americans want to serve and meet our standard should is be afforded the opportunity to do so. after all, our all volunteer forces built on having the most qualified americans and profession of arms is based on honor and trust. army chief of staff general milly said the united states army is open to all americans who meet the standard,
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regardless of who they are. embed abouted in our constitution is that very principle that all americans are free and equal. we as an army are sworn to protect and defend that principle. we are sworn to even die for that principle. and so if we in uniform are willing to die that principle, we should is be willing to live by that principle n. you view of the three reasons to change the policy p. last july i directed a commencement of the study related to transgenders serving openly and implementation plan that is consistent with military readiness because of our mission to protect the country is first. start with the preassumption that transgender persons can serve without adverse impact on the military effectiveness
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unless and except where objective practical impediments are identified. i think it is fair to say it is an educational process for a lot of the people in the department including me. we had to look carefully at medical, legal and policy considerations that have been evolving in the recent years and we had to take in to account the unique nature of military readiness and make sure we got it right. i am proud of the thoughtful and deliberate manner in which the department's leadership pursued this review. i've been guided throughout by one central question. is someone the best qualified service member to accomplish our mission? let me describe the process we used to it study this over the last year. the leadership of the armed services, joint chiefs of staff
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and service secretaries and myself, together with personnel, training and readiness and medical special issist from across the department of defense, studied all data available to us. we also had the rand corporation to help us analyze with the study and review. we got input from transgender service members and outside service group and medical professionals outside of the department. we looked at what lessons can be learned from outside including allies members that allowed transgend tore it serve openly and private sector also. we are not a business and different from an company, their ways and experiences and practices are still relevant. it is worth noting that 18 countries already allow transgender personnel to serve openly in the military.
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this is united kingdom, israel and australia. and we were able to study how they dealt with this issue. we also saw that among doctors employers, and insurance companies today, providing medical care for transgender individuals is becoming common and normalized in both public and private sectors alike. today, over a third of fortune 500 companies, including companies like boeing, cbs, and ford, offer employ health insurance plans with transgender-inclusive coverage. that's up from zero of such companies in 2002. similarly, nondescription policies at two-thirds of fortune 500 companies now cover gender identity, up from just 3% in 2002. and for the purpoblic sector, a civilian federal employees have
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access today to a health insurance plan that provides comprehensive coverage for transgender related care and medical treatment. all this represents a sea change from even just a decade ago. based on its analysis of allied militaries and the at which american transgender service members would require medical treatment that would impact their fitness for duty or deployment, rand's analysis concluded there would be, quote, minimal readiness impacts from allowing transgender service members to serve openly, end quote. and in terms of quote, rand concluded that health care costs would represent, again their words, an exceedingly small proportion of dod's overall health care expenditures. now, as a result of this year-long study, i'm announcing today that we're ending the ban on transgender americans in the united states military. effective immediately, transgender americans may serve openly and they can no longer be
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discharged or otherwise separated from the military just for being transgender. additionally, i have directed that the gender identity of an otherwise qualified individual will not bar them from military service or from any accession program. in taking these steps, we're eliminating policies that can result in transgender members being treated differently from their peers based solely upon their gender identity rather than upon their ability to serve. and we're confirming that going forward, we will apply the same general principles, standards, and procedures to transgender service members as we do to all service members. when i heard from the transgender service members i met with overwhelmingly was that they don't want special treatment. they want to be held to the same standards and treated like everyone else. as i directed, the study
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addressed practical issues and we've developed an implementation plan to address those issues. i want to emphasize that in this case, as in the department's decisions on don't ask don't tell and women in service, simply declaring a change in policy is not effective implementation. that's why we have worked hard on the implementation plan and must continue to do so. these policies will be implemented in stages over the next 12 months. starting most immediately with guidance for current service members and their commanders, followed by training for the entire force, and then beginning to access new military service members who are transgender. implementation will begin today. starting today, otherwise qualified service members can no longer be involuntarily separated, discharged, or denied reenlistment or continuation of service just for being transgender. then, no later than 90 days from
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today, the department will complete and issue both a commander's guidebook for leaders of currently-serving transgender members and medical guidance to doctors for providing transition-related care if required to currently-serving transgender service members. our military treatment facilities will begin providing transgender service members with all medically necessary care based on that medical guidance. also starting on that date, service members will be able to initiate the process to officially change their gender in our personnel management systems. next, over the nine months that follow, based on detailed guidance and training materials that will be prepared, the services will conduct training of the force and commanders to medical personnel, to the operating force, and recruiters. when the training is complete,
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no later than one year from today, the military services will begin accessing transgender individuals who meet all standards. holding them to the same physical and mental fitness standards as everyone else who wants to join the military. our initial accession policy will require an individual to have completed any medical treatment that their doctor has determined is necessary in connection with their gender transition and to be stable in their identified gender for 18 months as certified by their doctor before they can enter the military. i've directed that this accession standard be reviewed no later than 24 months from today to ensure it reflects what we learn over the next two years as this is implemented, as well as the most up to date medical knowledge. i've discussed the implementation plan with our senior military leaders including chairman dunnford.
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the chief set specific recommendations about the timeline and i made adjustments to the implementation plan timeline to incorporate those recommendations. the chairman has indicated the services support the final implementation timeline that i've laid out today. overall, the policies we're issuing today will allow us to access talent of transgender service members to strengthen accomplishment of our mission, clarify guidance for commanders and military medical providers, and reflect better the department's and our nation's principles. i want to close by emphasizing the deliberate and thoughtful implementation will be key. i and the senior leaders of the department will therefore be ensuring that all issues identified in this study are addressed in implementation. i'm confident they can and will be addressed in implementation. that's why we're taking this step by step approach described. and i'm 100% confident in the
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ability of our military leaders and all our men and women in uniform to implement these changes in a manner that both protects the readiness of the force and also upholds values cherished by the military: honor, trust, and judging every individual by their merits. we have reason to be proud today for what this will mean for our military, because it's the right thing to do, and it's another step in ensuring that we continue to recruit and retain the most qualified people. and good people are the key to the best military in the world. our military and the nation's defense will be stronger. thank you. and now i'll take some questions. phil, do you want to start? >> reporter: secretary, could you talk a bit, i know you spoke about the costs of health care. are there other costs associated with this implementation plan, and could you elaborate a bit on the timing issue you spoke to?
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>> sure. with respect to costs -- by the way, i'll mention that peter levine will be here later, and will be prepared to answer questions in detail. but the reason that rand concluded the costs would be minimal is that the medical treatment that service members who are current transgender require is fairly straightforward and well understood. they were able to make those estimates. that was, as they said, minimal. and with respect to accessing new members, as i indicated, they will have already completed and been stable in their transition for a period of not less than 18 months before they can access service and the medical costs associated with that. with respect to the timetable
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for implementation, as i indicated in the statement, the preparation of the medical guidance, that's up to the doctors who need to do that, so that doctors in military treatment facilities all have a standard protocol. i've given them 90 days to do that. that's what they asked for. the commanders' guidance, as i indicated, the chairman and the chiefs asked for 90 days to prepare that commanders' guidance. and the training guidance. and i agreed to that. i think that's reasonable. that's the amount of time it will take them to complete the job. obviously they've begun some of that. and then the rest of the time is time to train the force, which is comparable to the time we took to train the force in don't ask don't tell. we do have some experience in this kind of thing, and we're following that template to successful implementation at
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this time. >> reporter: on a separate subject, there was a report today that spoke to a proposal to strengthen coordination, military coordination with russia and targeting al nusra in syria. i'm just wondering -- this is a fox news alert. the pentagon just announcing an end to the ban on transgender troops. hello, everyone, i'm kimberly guilfoyle in for gretchen carlson. defense secretary ash carter holding an unexpected briefing at the pentagon to announce transgender individuals can now serve openly in the military. carter adding individuals can no longer be discharged simply on the basis of their gender identity. the change is effective immediately. we'll continue to monitor the pentagon briefing for any more news. and another fox news alert. the death toll now rises to 44 in istanbul airport terror attack. at least one american among the

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