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February 3, 2010

Color commentary on the DADT hearing and a short history of gays in the military

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank provides insight on yesterday's hearing into Don't Ask, Don't Tell.  Meanwhile, TIME offers a brief history of gays in the military.

The NYT piece on the Senate hearings yesterday shows that 1) chairman of the joint chiefs Mullen (who was originally appointed by President Bush) caught everyone by surprise with his unambiguous position that DADT is harmful and should be ended; 2) nonetheless, Defense Secretary Gates seems determined to slow-walk any change in the policy; and 3) John McCain has flip-flopped and abandoned his earlier pledge to follow the advice of military leaders like Adm. Mullen.

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