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READ: Pentagon Working Group Report on Issues Associated with Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Here is the Pentagon's report on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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Read the complete Support Plan for Implementation, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Support and Appendices related to these reports can be found HERE.

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  1. on a recent tour of the five sided building in VA, a friend intimated that while not everyone is crazy about the idea of gays in the military, they are ready to begin the process of formal integration now more than earlier -- and he said this report was about to break.

    I have a new respect for the challenges inside the military and the smart and eclectic force that exists there -- as never before. They are moving glacially -- but it is a really big boat to turn in the water as is every gov't related thing everywhere.

    Posted by: David B. 2 | Nov 30, 2010 2:49:23 PM


  2. I felt sick reading this report. I kept thinking of a news story I had seen many years ago on the truth commissions in Rwanda post-genocide. Not complete justice being done because the people who committed the injustices and heinous crimes refused to accept accountability for their actions and were either still in power or those in power were too cowardly or too impotent to hold them to account. This report gives one giant pass on all the abuse and injustices done to innocent gay servicemembers in the past. The 14000+ innnocent Americans discharged under DADT are ignored as if they were yesterday's trash. It's quite sad that America's "preeminent" fighting force--supposedly its toughest warriors for freedom--couldn't manage to vindicate freedom, right the wrongs, and rescue those left behind because of bigotry.

    Posted by: James E. Pietrangelo, II | Nov 30, 2010 4:16:13 PM


  3. Biggest winners of the reforms: non-married heterosexuals.

    Biggest ongoing losers: gay servicemembers in state-level, legally recognized relationships.

    Posted by: BobN | Nov 30, 2010 4:20:22 PM


  4. James - It says that they can re-enlist at RE-1 as I read it. No, they won't get reparations, but did we really expect they would?

    BobN - The report makes it pretty clear that were DOMA not a factor, these people would be winners too - that's the next big hurdle. The report also suggests that as many benefits as possible that do not use the legally-fraught term 'spouse' be reworked to be servicemember-designated. That's actually pretty great, if you ask me.

    Posted by: Timothy | Nov 30, 2010 5:16:31 PM


  5. I'm very disappointed that the Group didn't recommend further changes to LGBTs in relationships, however I am very proud of the DoD for covering every conceivable aspect of the military and how it could affect open service. I give this report an A+.

    Posted by: Jake Orlando | Nov 30, 2010 5:19:42 PM


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