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    No Action Taken Against Army Officer After Public Dustup with Tucker Carlson over Women Serving

    No Action Taken Against Army Officer After Public Dustup with Tucker Carlson over Women Serving

    The took no action against Maj. Gen. Patrick Donahoe and allowed him to retire Sunday, ending a controversy after the service began an investigation into the armor officer's conduct online following posts in which he took a stance against Fox News' Tucker Carlson's disparaging comments about female soldiers.

    “I retired honorably and without any reprimand or admonishment,” Donahoe told .com in an interview.

    Donahoe's planned July retirement had been put on hold over the investigation into his behavior on Twitter, where he regularly engaged with soldiers — often issuing encouraging words of support, part of a growing trend of Army officials using social media to have more regular exchanges with troops.

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    The news that the service had been looking into Donahoe's conduct served as a flashpoint over how the service handles public affairs and manages partisan media and lawmakers' criticisms of the administration, all while attempting to make service more appealing to women and other underrepresented groups in the ranks.

    Donahoe's online engagement jumped into the spotlight after a public spat with Carlson. The pundit aired a segment in March 2021 heavily criticizing the Army for allowing women to serve, especially while pregnant, saying that the U.S. military is becoming “more feminine” as 's military “becomes more masculine.”

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