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.

On this important anniversary, gay Iraq vet Rob Smith shares an excerpt from his powerful memoir, Closets, Combat + Coming Out.

September 20 2016 5:10 AM

The president's deft repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" set the stage for a remarkable string of LGBT wins, writes Don't Tell Me to Wait author Kerry Eleveld.

June 06 2016 6:07 AM

The new Army secretary gets why his appointment is historic, and even he's surprised.

June 02 2016 1:49 PM

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