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'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Isn't Dead Yet

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The Pentagon's top brass and civilian leaders asked the Senate today for an end to "Don't Ask Don't Tell," saying it requires soldiers to lie about their identity. A ten-month study showed more than two-thirds of 115,000 active-duty troops and their families don't care if gays and lesbians openly serve, though 58% of combat soldiers do. Republican John McCain said that called for more study, but Defense Secretary Gates warned of sudden disruption if the courts act before Congress. We hear from soldiers with different points of view and look at the prospects in the lame-duck session. 

Credits

Guests:
Gordon Lubold - Wall Street Journal - @glubold, Matt Gallagher - Iraqi veteran - @MattGallagher83, Kieran Lalor - Founder, Iraq Vets for Congress, Jonathan Hopkins - OutServe, Dan Friedman - National Journal

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner