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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen And DADT

From Today's New York Times:

In preparation for his new commander in chief, Admiral Mullen is overseeing the final stages of a comprehensive military strategy review of the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan — one of four such studies in the government — to guide Mr. Obama in his first days as president. More quietly, he has also had initial conversations with his top commanders about potential changes in the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that allows gay men and lesbians to serve in the military as long as they keep their sexual orientation secret.

That's good news. Obama has indicated that he wants an end to Don't Ask, Don't Tell, but it will be difficult unless the military top brass are on board. Admiral Mullen seems to be more sensible than Colin Powell, whose current position on DADT is that is should be reevaluated. Reevaluated? Powell is a backward jackass.


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