By BRYAN BENDER
President-elect Joe Biden could get some quick wins by using executive orders to roll back several of President Donald Trump’s Pentagon policies.
For example, very little will stand in the way of Biden’s pledge to allow transgender service members to serve openly in the military. It would take only an executive order to reverse Trump’s 2017 ban on most transgender Americans from joining the military.
This is because “there will be no need to redevelop guidance, restudy options, redraft regulatory language, or retrain anybody,” concluded the paper published by the Palm Center, a think tank at the University of California, Santa Barbara. “Everything needed already exists in current military guidance and remains a part of current military practice.”