Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Washington Post reports: Pentagon survey shows minimal risk in lifting DADT during wartime; Marine Corps did show more oppostion to lifting ban

The Washington Post has broken a story by Ed O’Keefe and Greg Jaffe, “Sources: Pentagon group finds there is minimal risk to lifting gay ban during war”, link here.

This is a story on the 370 page survey report, due to the president December 1. About 40% in the Marine Corps, where conditions are said to be more intimate, expressed objection.

In May 1993 I actually boarded the USS Sunfish submarine (in Norfolk, VA, commissioned 1963) and saw the close living quarters myself.

Anderson Cooper covered the story Wednesday night on AC360. CNN analyst Begala suggested that President Obama could end the ban now with a stop-loss order, but Jeffrey Toobin disagreed. Toobin suggested that repeal in the Senate would be very difficult even in the lame duck session given the political climate within the GOP.

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