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DADT

The latest news about the effects of repealing the U.S. military's "don’t ask, don't tell" policy. Introduced by Bill Clinton as a comprimise measure that allowed gays and lesbians to serve in the militrary branches, DADT went into effect in 1994 and mandated that service members stay in the closet about their sexual orientation. Proponents cited to "unit cohesion," "high standards of morale," and "good order and discipline" as reasons for DADT's necessity. President Barack Obama ended the policy in 2011.

Eric Fanning made history today when confirmed by the Senate as secretary of the Army.

May 17 2016 6:36 PM Updated

Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen was one of six Americans killed in a suicide bomber attack in Bagram, Afghanistan, on Monday. 

December 22 2015 4:51 PM

The president marked the fifth anniversary of his historic action to end the policy that kept gay, lesbian, and bisexual troops from serving openly.

December 22 2015 3:30 PM

The Republican presidential candidate told veterans he prefers 'don't ask, don't tell' and questions 'what woman wants to go out in the front line'?

December 05 2015 6:43 PM

Turkey's military has done away with an unscientific, invasive exam which seeks to "prove" that potential military conscripts are gay, and therefore ineligible for service.   

November 23 2015 4:38 PM

If it were Hillary Clinton serving as president instead of her husband in the '90s, the country might still have gotten the Defense of Marriage Act and "don't ask, don't tell."

October 23 2015 11:58 PM
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