Pentagon chief holds first press briefing since hospital stay: Watch live

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is slated to hold a press briefing Thursday morning, his first since a weeks-long hospitalization last month.

Austin returned to the Pentagon on Monday after “conducting his duties from home since his release from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Jan. 15,” according to a Defense Department statement announcing the transition.

The briefing comes after the USS Carney shot down three Iranian drones and one anti-ship ballistic missile launched Wednesday from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen, according to U.S. Central Command.

The briefing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. EST.

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