Next, how long it will take for the results from the first FOIA request regarding the results of the survey to be delivered? Chances are the results will be controlled with a new special access program. I’m just kidding…a little.
Archive for the ‘DADT’ Category
Is it possible that the government can do what it said it was going to do, that is, study a possible DADT repeal and then decide?
The DADT repeal effort has all the classic marks of a cram-down; why ask anyone their opinion when you’re going to ignore it regardless?
About a year ago, and less than a week after 77 House Democrats called on the administration to quit enforcing DADT’s ban on homosexuals serving openly, Secretary Gates said he would seek a more ‘humane’ use of DADT.
Later, in February 2010, CJCS Admiral Mullen in a DADT appearance before Congress testified he was in favor of open homosexual service but that the issue required significant study by the Pentagon.
Now its reported that Mullen has approved a deal for Congress to vote on DADT repeal despite the fact the Pentagon study of the issue is incomplete, a change in position from his earlier testimony.
Mullen has often said he views the issue of open homosexual service as an ‘integrity’ issue.
Politico dispels the assumption that a DADT repeal is a done deal.
- Legislative entanglement with other issues and reconciliation challenges/disconnects
- Push-back to abide by the promised methodology (a study first and then legislation if warranted)
- Lack of a clear 60-vote majority in the Senate