Friday, October 18, 2013

Obama appoints architect of legal strategy for repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" to Cabinet post with Homeland Security

President Obama has nominated a former defense counsel Jeh Johnson, himself part African-American, to the cabinet post as Secretary of Homeland Security.

Johnson wrote many of the legal papers that the administration used in the gradual repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell”, starting with a law passed at the end of 2010 and requiring a certification process through September, 2011. 
Johnson has also worked on ways of bringing women into combat missions.

The Guardian story is here. It’s a little odd that the major US news sites don’t have this headline yet as of mid Friday afternoon.  Johnson must be confirmed by the Senate, and I hope he doesn't get questions about DADT. 

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