The Military after DADT

In the eyes of the military, Don't Ask, Don't Tell is not a gay issue, a witch hunt, or a civil rights or equality issue.  Instead, it's a social issue with far-reaching organizational implications.  Truth be told, the armed forces don't care any more about a service member's sexual orientation than they do about what religion he practices or the color of his skin.  As in every other enterprise with critical responsibilities and a deep investment in personnel, the focus is on the quality and maturity of the individual, how he does his job, and what his value is to the mission.  Period. Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) was an inept, ill-conceived policy from day one.  Even the name implies an undignified sense of "let's just pretend."  The confused 1993 legislation came as the first act of a politically astute but inexperienced commander in chief who never took the time to understand what made the military tick.  As recently as September 2010,...(Read Full Article)