Defense Secretary Robert Gates, speaking with sailors aboard the USS Lincoln today, said that he didn’t expect Congress to pass a legislative repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell anytime soon, “even though he wishes it would.”
|By: David Dayen Monday December 6, 2010 4:15 pm|
|By: David Dayen Tuesday November 30, 2010 9:33 am|
The military’s survey on attitudes toward gay and lesbian service members is slated for release today, and early reports are that they don’t really care about changes to the policy that would allow their colleagues to serve openly.
|By: David Dayen Monday November 22, 2010 7:10 am|
I’m guessing that the Senate Armed Services Committee wants to hold hearings on the survey on November 30 rather than December 1, as part of their timeline for getting the defense authorization bill to the floor. I think it’s positive that Gates is accommodating them. The Senate won’t be back in session until Monday, December 29, so the Pentagon could have technically released the survey two days early, though the timing of the hearing was probably the major factor here.
|By: David Dayen Friday October 22, 2010 11:45 am|
The Defense Department has limited the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, at a time where the federal courts are wrestling with the Constitutionality of the directive.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday October 13, 2010 3:15 pm|
Defense Secretary Robert Gates, a public supporter of repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, bristled at the idea today that a federal district court judge could mandate that repeal.