The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy
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This paper discusses the government's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy regarding sexual orientation in the military. The paper specifically discusses Aaron Belkin's article, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Is the Gay Ban Based on Military Necessity?" The paper argues that the lifting of the ban on the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy should be one that is quickly applied to the military.
From the Paper:"The appropriate reaction of a squadron leader is to decipher who physically started the altercation and to punish them accordingly without interpreting sexual orientation as the cause of the fight. For a squadron commander it should not necessarily matter the cause of the fight only the initiator of the fight and to ensure that the two members do not work closely together until they can settle their differences. In a tight group such as a military squadron, however, altercations should not be very common as has been stated prior, they all have a common goal that unites them. In some cases the squadron leader needs to make other members continually aware of this fact, and this can be accomplished through making both parties of an altercation responsible for the same work detail. This way the members have to communicate and are reminded of their common goals."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Belkin, Aaron. (2003). Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Is the Gay Ban Based on Military Necessity? <http://www.gaymilitary.ucsb.edu/Publications/2003_BelkinInParameters.pdf>
Cite this Argumentative Essay:
The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy (2009, December 17) Retrieved May 29, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/argumentative-essay/the-don-t-ask-don-t-tell-policy-117724/
"The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy" 17 December 2009. Web. 29 May. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/argumentative-essay/the-don-t-ask-don-t-tell-policy-117724/>