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Revisiting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
A discussion of the necessary changes to the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on homosexuals in the military.
# 113056 | 2,232 words | 10 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper analyzes the impact of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on homosexuals in the military and considers policy alternatives. The paper discusses the necessary objectives of a new policy and looks at how the policy should meet the needs of homosexuals in the service, meet the needs of the military, and bring the policy more in line with the current legal and social standards regarding the status of homosexuals.

Table of Contents:
Policy Goals

From the Paper:

"It is critical that the legislation that will replace Don't Ask Don't Tell meet all of our policy objectives. For this to occur we need to make sure that the issue has been given adequate study. The sensitive nature of the subject demands that all possible objections and problems be met with informed, reasoned responses immediately. At present, we are not convinced that this is the case - the focus seems more on repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell than on how it would be replaced."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Rodgers, Sam. (2006). Opinions of Military Personnel on Sexual Minorities in the Military. Zogby International. Retrieved June 28, 2008 from
  • Lusero, Indra. (2008). Chief Congressional Architect of Military's Gay Ban Ends Opposition to Openly Gay Service. The Michael D. Palm Center. Retrieved June 28, 2008 from
  • Shanker, Thom & Healy, Frank. (2007). A New Push to Roll Back Don't Ask Don't Tell. New York Times. Retrieved June 28, 2008 from
  • Thompson, Mark. (2008). Don't Ask, Don't Tell Turns 15. Time. Retrieved June 28, 2008 from,8599,1707545,00.html
  • Frank, Nathaniel. (2008). Scholars Remember Charles Moskos Military Sociologist. The Michael D. Palm Center. Retrieved June 28, 2008 from

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