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September 9, 2009

ACS to host Washington panel on DADT and military readiness

The American Constitution Society will host a panel discussion on Don't Ask, Don't Tell at noon September 29 at the National Press Club.  Click here for more information or to register.  According to the announcement:

With the House of Representatives considering the Military Readiness Enhancement Act, and a commitment from Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) to hold a hearing on the topic this fall, the policy and its effects are being debated anew. Policymakers are examining questions such as: Is the policy discriminatory? Does the policy harm our nation's military readiness? Is the policy really necessary for troop morale and unit cohesion? What are the proper procedural steps for changing the policy, i.e., if official repeal legislation must come from Congress, are there actions that can be taken by the executive branch that can stop dismissals in the interim? A group of military experts, advocates, and scholars will discuss these and other questions in a lively, frank discussion

The panel discussion will include:

  • Moderator, Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Senior Advisor, Center for Defense Information
  • Eric Alva, Former Marine Staff Sergeant
  • Nathaniel Frank, Senior Research Fellow at the Palm Center
  • Aubrey Sarvis, Executive Director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
  • Charles “Cully” Stimson, Senior Legal Fellow, Heritage Foundation

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