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New Poll of U.S. Troops: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Is Outdated


Cross-posted from Huffington Post | December 19, 2006 | 12:11 PM (EST)

If you spend a lot of time talking to opponents of gays in the military, one of the arguments you hear again and again is that U.S. troops cannot form bonds of trust with gay peers. This idea is the basis of the so-called unit cohesion rationale which was formulated in 1993 to justify the then-new "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

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