More confusion as to protocol regarding "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". Yesterday I reported that the Secretary of the Army John McHugh said on Wednesday that he wouldn't pursue discharges of service members who tell him they are gay.
Yesterday, McHugh said he misspoke, USA Today reports:
"McHugh said in a statement that he was "incorrect" when he had said there would be a moratorium on discharges while the Pentagon conducts a year-long review of the ban on gays serving in the military…Earlier this week, McHugh had told reporters that he had met men and women in uniform who told him that they were gay, but he said he wouldn't punish them even though they technically violated the law. McHugh said he believed "it would be counterproductive" to expel them while the policy is being reviewed.'I might better have counseled them that statements about their sexual orientation could not be treated as confidential and could result in their separation under the law,' said McHugh, a former New York congressman.The secretary said he would not pursue discharges because he could not identify those soldiers.McHugh stressed "there is no moratorium of the law" and that he and the Army would continue to uphold the law."
In related news, CNN had a report on dissenting General Benjamin Mixon, who urged troops to speak up against DADT repeal. The network reports on the challenges faced by the military regarding DADT. Wednesday it was announced that Mixon wouldn't be punished.
ABC News afffiliate KGO in San Francisco also carried a report asking if Obama is backtracking on the DADT repeal.
Watch CNN's and KGO's report, AFTER THE JUMP…