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Jim Burroway

September 20th, 2011

According to Servicemembers United, that’s the final tally of the number of soldiers, sailors and airmen/women who were discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” since it was enacted in 1993.

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Richard W. Fitch
September 20th, 2011 | LINK

What does that amount to in funds expended for training and litigation?
What does that amount to in additional personnel lost due to shortage of medical and linguistics skills?

scotte
September 20th, 2011 | LINK

And that doesn’t include all those who chose not to re-up or retired early. The discharges were just the tip of the iceberg.

Sean
September 20th, 2011 | LINK

Clinton allowed it to happen in the first place. He’s an ass!

Reilly
September 21st, 2011 | LINK

I’d say you’re partially correct, Sean. If he’d held true to his own beliefs, we’d never have had the policy – but instead, he fell to the push for rightward compromise under the fiction of “centrism”. Kudos to President Obama for avoiding that – at least with respect to the DADT issue.

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