Sunday, December 16, 2007

60 Minutes on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Tonight. Story here.

Discharges of gay soldiers have dropped dramatically since the Afghan and Iraq wars began, from 1,200 a year in 2001 to barely 600 now. With the military struggling to recruit and retain soldiers, gay soldiers claim that commanders are reluctant to discharge critical personnel in the middle of a war. . . .

As Steve Benen noted on TPM:

A few months ago, John McCain said gay people in the military represent an "intolerable risk" to morale, cohesion, and discipline. When push comes to shove, the
military apparently disagrees.

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