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Senate Committee Schedules DADT Hearings

Senate Committee Schedules DADT Hearings


As the Pentagon is slated to release its months-long study on the effects of "don't ask, don't tell" repeal on the military, the Senate Armed Services Committee will hold two days of hearings on the repeal bill next week.

Scheduled to speak December 2 are Defense secretary Robert M. Gates, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman admiral Mike Mullen, Defense Department general counsel Jeh Johnson, and Army general Carter Ham, The Washington Post reports. Johnson and Ham are the cochairmen of the Pentagon Working Group, which led the study.

The following day's lineup includes Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman general James E. Cartwright, Army chief of staff general George W. Casey Jr., Naval chief of operations admiral Gary Roughead, Marine commandant general James F. Amos, and Air Force chief of staff general Norton A. Schwartz.

The Pentagon's report, due Tuesday, has been the sticking point for several senators who have said they would not make their stance on the repeal legislation public until after reading it.

For more on "don't ask, don't tell," watch Advocate Washington correspondent Kerry Eleveld's first episode of A View From the Hill:

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