'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Moves to Crucial Phase

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After decades of controversy, Congress recognized the right of blacks and women to serve in the US military. "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" is a political compromise, signed by Bill Clinton, to get around granting equal treatment for gays and lesbians. With pressure building for repeal, the Pentagon surveyed the opinions of the active and reserve rank and file, timed for release on December 1. But last week, the results were leaked to the Washington Post.

Credits

Guests:
Ed O'Keefe - Washington Post - @edatpost, Aaron Belkin - Palm Center / UC Hastings - @AaronBelkin, Kieran Lalor - Founder, Iraq Vets for Congress, Matt Welch - Reason magazine - @mattwelch

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner, Katie Cooper