Pentagon OKs Manning transfer for gender treatment

Unbelievable!! Surgery for a traitor and war vets discarded and forgotten!!

Global News

WASHINGTON – In an unprecedented move, the Pentagon is trying to transfer convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she can get treatment for her gender disorder, defence officials said.

Manning, formerly named Bradley, was convicted of sending classified documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The soldier has asked for hormone therapy and to be able to live as a woman.

READ MORE: Manning’s conviction, 35-year sentence upheld in WikiLeaks case

The request was the first ever made by a transgender military inmate and set up a dilemma for the Defence Department: How to treat a soldier for a diagnosed disorder without violating long-standing military policy. Transgenders are not allowed to serve in the U.S. military and the Defence Department does not provide such treatment, but Manning can’t be discharged from the service while serving his 35-year prison sentence.

Some officials have said privately that keeping…

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