Ed Team

DADT: Damage, Not Protection

Filed By Ed Team | October 03, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Don't Ask Don't Tell, joint force quarterly, military, om prakash

"The law as it currently stands does not prohibit homosexuals from serving in the military as long as they keep it secret. This has led to an uncomfortable value disconnect as homosexuals serving, estimated to be over 65,000, must compromise personal integrity. Given the growing gap between social mores and the law, DADT may do damage to the very unit cohesion that it seeks to protect. Finally, it has placed commanders in a position where they are expected to know everything about their troops except this one aspect."

--Col. Om Prakash, author of "The Efficacy of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'" (PDF), published in Joint Force Quarterly, an official Department of Defense journal published by the Chair of the Joint Chiefs


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