From the New York Times:
Pentagon Delays Accepting Transgender Recruits for 6 Months[Comment at Unz.com]
By MATT STEVENS JUNE 30, 2017
… The decision pauses the gradual transformation of the military fostered by President Barack Obama and Ashton B. Carter, the former defense secretary. Before lifting the Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving openly, Mr. Carter opened all combat roles to women and appointed the first openly gay Army secretary.