Gates: 'Don't ask, don't tell' still in effect
December 23rd, 2010
03:18 PM ET
4 years ago

Gates: 'Don't ask, don't tell' still in effect

(CNN) - Despite President Barack Obama's signing of a law repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, Defense Secretary Robert Gates sent a memo to troops warning them that it remains in effect until 60 days after the government certifies that the military is ready for implementation.

The Pentagon says it does not know how long the certification process may take.

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  1. Marcus

    Not really surprising. After Truman ended the segregation in the military forces it took years for it really be implemented since the number of oficials that stalled it, for THEY knew what was better for the country (wasn't that a form of insubordination?)...
    But the fact remain the same.
    It's over.
    Good ridance!!!!
    You're NOT going to be missed DADT!!!

    December 23, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    I don't have any strong opinions about who is allowed to serve in the military even though I did serve 4 years. But my question is...why did they even ask the active duty servicemen what their opinions were? Apparently that was purely an academic exercise and waste of time because they didn't even listen to the troops over there doing the fighting.

    December 23, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |