November 30th, 2010
12:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Pentagon: Letting openly gay troops serve won't hurt military

Washington (CNN) - Letting openly gay or lesbian troops serve in the military would have little lasting impact on the U.S. armed forces, a major Pentagon review has found, according to a U.S. official.

Putting an end to "don't ask, don't tell," would have "some limited and isolated disruption to unit cohesion and retention," the year-long study found, but the effects would not be long-lasting or widespread.
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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Repeal the law NOW!!!!

    November 30, 2010 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  2. Son of CSM.Wiggins

    Of course it won't fact is most people can tell when someone is gay. I don't care what you do at your home as long as they don't disrespect me . I would rather have homosexual marksman on my side then a heterosexual fool that couldnt shoot a 5×5 foot Target from 5 feet away

    November 30, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    Please – every other story is about DADT – Repeal NOW and MOVE ON!!! Yes we can!!

    Let's focus on JOBS – EDUCATION – and our CURRENT leader, President Obama, in his effort to MOVE AMERICA FORWARD!!

    November 30, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  4. concerned liberal

    Pentagon, gay activists, general public,....
    Now if Obama could just get on board I think this might happen. Mr.President, I hope this isn't above your "pay grade" or your attitude. Remember a lot of the gay community voted for you!

    November 30, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  5. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    >Putting an end to "don't ask, don't tell," would have "some limited and isolated disruption to unit
    >cohesion and retention," the year-long study found, but the effects would not be long-lasting or widespread.

    No kidding Dick Tracy! When the people that oppose this don't re-enlist it won't be long lasting except if the military makes up for it in increased recruitment of gays and lesbians.

    >As many as 40 to 60 percent of troops in those units were against changing the 17-year-old policy
    >that lets gay and lesbian troops serve as long as their sexual orientation is secret.

    Now how do you say the statement above and follow it with THIS?!!

    It sounds like the outcome of this "study" was pre-determined. I would expect nothing less from the leftists running our government. They can't lose their gay and lesbian voters or they'll have nothing left.

    November 30, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  6. Bill in California

    IT IS REALLY VERY SIMPLE. Tear down those discriminatory barriers in the military. Let anyone in regardless of their predisposition or history. Each has a Constitutional right to serve their country or countries so who are the commanding echelon of the military to tell anyone they can't serve. Rapists, serial killers, terrorists, all have rights and should never be discriminated against. I say let them all serve openly. One soldier, one vote. TEAR DOWN THESE WALLS.

    November 30, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    We told you so.

    Got my popcorn ready though...eagerly anticipating McCain's next argument of political convenience on the subject.

    November 30, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  8. Duck Fallas

    Repbulicans oppose repealing DADT because they don't want their kids serving in the military.

    November 30, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |