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Deal reached to end Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

May 24, 2010

I can’t actually decide if it is a good one or not. As I understand it the law will be repealed, but the repeal will not take effect until the Pentagon has completed it’s study on the feasibility of allowing gay service members to serve openly. I’m not sure what will happen if the study concludes it’s infeasible.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. XBradTC permalink
    May 24, 2010 11:04 pm

    Oh, that’s an easy answer. The JCS will keep sending it back with no endorsement until it magically becomes feasible.

    • XBradTC permalink
      May 24, 2010 11:06 pm

      Actually, I meant OSD, not JCS.

  2. May 25, 2010 12:47 pm

    I got lost the first time I read through the article, and haven’t really looked at it again, yet. If your understanding is correct, though, it sounds like it’s nothing more than political theater to make it look like “the One” actually followed through on his promise, while leaving things the way they are indefinitely at the Pentagon’s discretion.

  3. Portlandic permalink
    June 1, 2010 9:10 pm

    That study is needed, for the devil is in the details…

    “The reality is, getting rid of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ doesn’t ensure that all lesbian and gay service members will be equal on that day,” said Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. “There will continue to be challenges to make full equality for gays and lesbians in the armed forces a reality.”

    And, the entire JCS is not in the loop; only Adm. Mullins, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and President Barack Obama must certify that the military is prepared to make the change before the repeal takes effect.

    And, off topic, perhaps grist for the writer’s mill: Why are engineers the most popular profession amongst terrorists?

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