Repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Had...

Repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Had No Impact On Military Readiness

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goose

Chicago, IL

#1 Sep 10, 2012
The LGBT community will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” taking effect this month, and a new study shows that the change has had no negative impact on military readiness, morale, or unit cohesion. Aaron Belkin and his colleagues at the Palm Center conducted extensive interviews over the past six months with retired generals and admirals, anti-repeal activists, active-duty servicemembers, and watchdog organizations on both sides of the issue, in addition to analyzing the experience of several military units and media coverage. Here’s what the study found about the impact of gay, lesbian, and bisexual troops serving openly:
•Repealing DADT has had no overall negative impact on military readiness, including cohesion, recruitment, retention, assaults, harassment, or morale.
•Greater openness and honesty post-repeal may have actually increased understanding, respect, and acceptance.
•Recruitment has remained robust.
•Retention was unaffected by repeal. Only two individuals’ departure can be tied to repeal, both military chaplains.
•There has been no increase in violence within units; in fact, many harassment disputes can now be resolved in ways that were not possible when servicemembers could not disclose their sexual orientation.
•Unit morale was not impacted, except on the individual level depending on a servicemember’s personal position on the issue of DADT.
•LGB servicemembers did not come out en masse.

Even among staunch opponents of open service, no evidence of negative consequences to repeal could be found. Any concerns that allowing LGB servicemembers to serve openly was some sort of “social experiment” that would encumber military readiness were unfounded.
CRASSUS

New York, NY

#2 Sep 10, 2012
This won't influence the homophobic Republicans though.
LGBT military is gay

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Sep 10, 2012
goose wrote:
The LGBT community will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” taking effect this month, and a new study shows that the change has had no negative impact on military readiness, morale, or unit cohesion. Aaron Belkin and his colleagues at the Palm Center conducted extensive interviews over the past six months with retired generals and admirals, anti-repeal activists, active-duty servicemembers, and watchdog organizations on both sides of the issue, in addition to analyzing the experience of several military units and media coverage. Here’s what the study found about the impact of gay, lesbian, and bisexual troops serving openly:
•Repealing DADT has had no overall negative impact on military readiness, including cohesion, recruitment, retention, assaults, harassment, or morale.
•Greater openness and honesty post-repeal may have actually increased understanding, respect, and acceptance.
•Recruitment has remained robust.
•Retention was unaffected by repeal. Only two individuals’ departure can be tied to repeal, both military chaplains.
•There has been no increase in violence within units; in fact, many harassment disputes can now be resolved in ways that were not possible when servicemembers could not disclose their sexual orientation.
•Unit morale was not impacted, except on the individual level depending on a servicemember’s personal position on the issue of DADT.
•LGB servicemembers did not come out en masse.
Even among staunch opponents of open service, no evidence of negative consequences to repeal could be found. Any concerns that allowing LGB servicemembers to serve openly was some sort of “social experiment” that would encumber military readiness were unfounded.
My three heterosexual boys won't be signing up for the new openingly homosexual military. Now there's some impact.
Fuccceek the gaywad Admiral Mullen, Obama, and the rest of the gaywad Democrats.
LGBT military is gay

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Sep 10, 2012
And screw the angry homosexual traitor Bradley Manning.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#5 Sep 10, 2012
LGBT military is gay wrote:
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My three heterosexual boys won't be signing up for the new openingly homosexual military. Now there's some impact.
Fuccceek the gaywad Admiral Mullen, Obama, and the rest of the gaywad Democrats.
You support Rawmoney the chicken hawk, you morons just talk anyway...
LGBT military is gay

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Sep 10, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>You support Rawmoney the chicken hawk, you morons just talk anyway...
They won't be serving with gaywads like you. They will be able to sleep at night with both eyes closed in a safe environment free from political correctness.
Toidi Slayer

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Sep 10, 2012
LGBT military is gay wrote:
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My three heterosexual boys won't be signing up for the new openingly homosexual military. Now there's some impact.
Fuccceek the gaywad Admiral Mullen, Obama, and the rest of the gaywad Democrats.
The military doesn't want your bigoted babies.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#8 Sep 10, 2012
LGBT military is gay wrote:
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They won't be serving with gaywads like you. They will be able to sleep at night with both eyes closed in a safe environment free from political correctness.
Keep "compensating" we know you're getting less, than anyone else.... LMAOROTFu~!
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Sep 10, 2012
goose wrote:
The LGBT community will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” taking effect this month, and a new study shows that the change has had no negative impact on military readiness, morale, or unit cohesion. Aaron Belkin and his colleagues at the Palm Center conducted extensive interviews over the past six months with retired generals and admirals, anti-repeal activists, active-duty servicemembers, and watchdog organizations on both sides of the issue, in addition to analyzing the experience of several military units and media coverage. Here’s what the study found about the impact of gay, lesbian, and bisexual troops serving openly:
•Repealing DADT has had no overall negative impact on military readiness, including cohesion, recruitment, retention, assaults, harassment, or morale.
•Greater openness and honesty post-repeal may have actually increased understanding, respect, and acceptance.
•Recruitment has remained robust.
•Retention was unaffected by repeal. Only two individuals’ departure can be tied to repeal, both military chaplains.
•There has been no increase in violence within units; in fact, many harassment disputes can now be resolved in ways that were not possible when servicemembers could not disclose their sexual orientation.
•Unit morale was not impacted, except on the individual level depending on a servicemember’s personal position on the issue of DADT.
•LGB servicemembers did not come out en masse.
Even among staunch opponents of open service, no evidence of negative consequences to repeal could be found. Any concerns that allowing LGB servicemembers to serve openly was some sort of “social experiment” that would encumber military readiness were unfounded.
Military suicides are at RECORD highs, the Pentagon is investigating WHY..

The reason will be swept under the rug.
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Sep 10, 2012
Note: Sex assualts are identified as a cause.

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-06-07/ne...
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#11 Sep 10, 2012
WOW !?? Imagine McFired McFred lying... Poor McFired McFred honesty the LAST policy....
Poor Funny Fried Fired Foolish McFred.... Lost again ??? You proved nothing with respect to not being fired, liar McFred. Your former boss, came on here and said he fired your fry flipping McAss... LMAOROTFu~! Pot-kettle ..
Where's poor, fired, McFred.... we need to change that wet bed...Maybe some of the "imaginary" minions can help, they're really wet ! LMAOROTFu~! Fired McLosers are SO UNRELIABLE...
griddy

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Sep 11, 2012
McFred was sexually abused by his father.
the new GAY military

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Sep 11, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Note: Sex assualts are identified as a cause.
http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-06-07/ne...
Pentagon report: Sexual assault in the military up dramatically

The study warns that reports of crimes such as forcible sodomy may increase among males in the coming year with the repeal of the law that barred openly gay troops from serving in the military.“Now victims may be more likely to report sexual offenses in the absence of the former Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy,” since troops no longer have to fear being removed from the military if it is discovered that they are gay.
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2012/01...
the new GAY military

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Sep 11, 2012
Toidi Slayer wrote:
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The military doesn't want your bigoted babies.
Avoiding forced sodomy is a good reason to be bigoted.
The Truth

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Sep 11, 2012
Unpatriotic bigoted asses don't support our brave fighting men and women
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Sep 11, 2012
the new GAY military wrote:
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Pentagon report: Sexual assault in the military up dramatically
The study warns that reports of crimes such as forcible sodomy may increase among males in the coming year with the repeal of the law that barred openly gay troops from serving in the military.“Now victims may be more likely to report sexual offenses in the absence of the former Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy,” since troops no longer have to fear being removed from the military if it is discovered that they are gay.
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2012/01...
Back in the day if a homo was discovered in the military he was subjected to physical abuse until he left.
the new GAY military

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Sep 11, 2012
The Truth wrote:
Unpatriotic bigoted asses don't support our brave fighting men and women
The unpatriotic perverted liberal democrats have ruined the military. The military should not be supporting a abberant deviant perverted openly homosexual lifestyle. They should kick these people out like they used to.

"Brave fighting men and women?" Bradley Manning must be your idea of a brave fighting man.

Go to Hell you fricking pervert promoting bigot.
LollyPop

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Sep 11, 2012
the new GAY military wrote:
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Avoiding forced sodomy is a good reason to be bigoted.
Thank God that our country will not be defended by an assh*le like you. I had a drill instructor who would have changed your attitude in about two days. I bet you would be a great soldier fighting gay Arabs though!
the new GAY military

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Sep 11, 2012
LollyPop wrote:
<quoted text>Thank God that our country will not be defended by an assh*le like you. I had a drill instructor who would have changed your attitude in about two days. I bet you would be a great soldier fighting gay Arabs though!
Is your sphincter still able to hold back the BS you spew?

You're not man enough so you would need the help of your DI. I'm shaking in my boots lolypop.
the new GOP bigots

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Sep 11, 2012
the new GAY military wrote:
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The unpatriotic perverted liberal democrats have ruined the military. The military should not be supporting a abberant deviant perverted openly homosexual lifestyle. They should kick these people out like they used to.
"Brave fighting men and women?" Bradley Manning must be your idea of a brave fighting man.
Go to Hell you fricking pervert promoting bigot.
Unpatriotic bigoted asses like you don't support our brave fighting men and women

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