The 10-year cost would be $1.3 billion, based on estimates by private groups that 14,910 transgender troops are on active duty and in the reserves, she said.
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"We must ensure all our precious defense dollars are used to strengthen our national defense," Ms. Hartzler said in an interview with CNN. "Now, we can focus on rebuilding our military and addressing the growing threats around the world."
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