Pentagon Relaxes Enforcement of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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Calling it a matter of "common sense and common decency," Defense Secretary Robert Gates today approved new rules making it harder to discharge gays and lesbians from the armed services. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" dates back to the Clinton Administration in 1973. Critics have said it forces service members to lie, when integrity is what the military needs most. Bryan Bender is national security reporter for the Boston Globe.



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