January 2010 Blueprints in Brief

The Michael D Palm Center
Blueprints in Brief, January 2010

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CONGRESS PRESSURES PENTAGON ON EVE OF DADT DEBATE

Soldiers listeningNinety-six members of Congress sent a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates requesting discharge data for use in the impending debate on the gay ban. This request comes as legislation has been proposed to allow openly gay service members to testify in hearings without being discharged under "don't ask, don't tell." (Read more.)


OTHER PALM CENTER NEWS

The Palm Center is grateful for the support of these recent donors.

Nathaniel FrankWe are also pleased that "Unfriendly Fire" by Palm Senior Research Fellow Nathaniel Frank, was named one of the decade's top twenty books by the Military Times.

 

SCHOLARS QUESTION METHODOLOGY OF NEW POLL ON GAY TROOPS

Soldier Walking TanksAcademic researchers are expressing concerns over a new survey about "don't ask, don't tell" that the Military Times distributed to some of its subscribers. Researchers are particularly concerned about the potential for response bias. (Read more.)

 

SCHOLARS PUBLISH FIRST STATISTICAL TEST OF GAY BAN'S RATIONALE

Obama waving to solidersA new study in the prestigious journal, Armed Forces and Society, shows that knowing a gay or lesbian unit member has no bearing on the unit's cohesion. Instead, leadership and instrumental quality were important factors. (Read more.)

 

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