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May 12, 2010

Milbloggers Ready for DADT Repeal

In a joint statement, leading military bloggers support repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." But there are two important caveats: first, that Congress allow the Department of Defense to complete it's review on implementation of the repeal. Second, that Congress then repeals it according to the Department's recommendations.

A lot of well-known milbloggers cosigned, including Uncle Jimbo, Mark Seavey from This Ain't Hell, and Bruce McQuain from Q&O.

Definitely click over and read Bruce's additional thoughts about gays in the military.

The joint statement and list of cosigned milbloggers is below the fold.


JOINT STATEMENT FROM MILITARY BLOGGERS 12 MAY 2010

We consider the US military the greatest institution for good that has ever existed. No other organization has freed more people from oppression, done more humanitarian work or rescued more from natural disasters. We want that to continue.

Today, it appears inevitable to us that the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy and law restricting those displaying open homosexual behavior from serving will be changed. And yet, very little will actually change. Homosexuals have always served in the US Military, and there have been no real problems caused by that.

The service chiefs are currently studying the impact and consequences of changing the DADT policy, and how to implement it without compromising the morale, order and discipline necessary for the military to function. The study is due to be completed on Dec. 1st. We ask Congress to withhold action until this is finished, but no longer. We urge Congress to listen to the service chiefs and act in accordance with the recommendations of that study.

The US Military is professional and ready to adapt to the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell without compromising its mission. Echoing Sec. Def. Gates and ADM Mullen, we welcome open and honorable service, regardless of sexual orientation.

Matt Burden- Warrior Legacy Foundation & BLACKFIVE
Jim Hanson- Warrior Legacy Foundation & BLACKFIVE
Blake Powers- BLACKFIVE
Fred Schoenman- BLACKFIVE
David Bellavia- House to House
Bruce McQuain- Q&O
JD Johannes- Outside the Wire
Diane Frances McInnis Miller- Boston Maggie
Mark Seavey- This Ain't Hell
Michael St. Jacques- The Sniper
Mary Ripley- US Naval Institute Blog
John Donovan- Castle Argghhh!
Andrew J. Lubin- The Military Observer
Marc Danziger- Winds of Change
Greta Perry- Hooah Wife


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