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Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Was Only the First Step Toward Open Service

Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely detail how the Pentagon and our nation’s military leaders will go about implementing the repeal of this outdated and ineffective policy.

By Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely | Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Turning Momentum into Votes

Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely identify the key Republican senators whose support is necessary to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” this year.

By Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely | Monday, December 13, 2010

U.S. Senate Should Pursue Other Options to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

The Senate vote to not proceed to debate the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act was a step backward in efforts to repeal the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy, write Winnie Stachelberg and Rudy deLeon.

By Winnie Stachelberg and Rudy deLeon | Thursday, December 9, 2010

Repealing the Military’s Gay Ban Will Enhance Religious Freedom

Dr. Israel Drazin, a former chaplain and brigadier general, debunks the claim that military chaplains must either sacrifice their religious freedom or face dismissal if “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is repealed.

By Dr. Israel Drazin | Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Ball Is in the Senate’s Court on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

The Senate has the opportunity to end an unjust policy in our military that hurts our national security, write Lawrence Korb and Laura Conley.

By Lawrence J. Korb and Laura Conley | Monday, November 29, 2010

The Coming Battles over the Defense Budget

Peter Juul previews the potential conflicts likely to arise in the upcoming defense budget debate. It’s sure to be messy.

By Peter Juul | Monday, November 22, 2010

All in the Family

A telling family dispute over allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in our military reveals Sen. McCain’s strategy of delay, writes Sam Fulwood III.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Power of the President

book_alt2 icon Report Recommendations to advance progressive change from the Center for American Progress and Senior Fellows, compiled by Sarah Rosen Wartell and with a forward from John Podesta.

By Sarah Rosen Wartell and John Podesta | Tuesday, November 16, 2010

We Can’t Afford to Continue “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Congress should pass the fiscal year 2011 National Defense Authorization Act and end a policy that hurts our moral authority and national security, write Laura Conley and Alex Rothman.

By Laura Conley and Alex Rothman | Monday, November 15, 2010

Domestic Disservice: Homeless Women Veterans Need More Help

There’s a largely underreported rise in veteran women's homelessness that we need to address, writes Folayemi Agbede.

By Folayemi Agbede | Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Honoring Our Veterans in 2010

Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan should have access to the best health care, facilities, and doctors that this country has to offer, but many of them struggle with the most basic of needs.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Court Case and Poll Rebuff “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

play_alt icon Video Lawrence J. Korb analyzes two recent developments on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and what they mean for repealing this policy.

By Lawrence J. Korb | Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Public’s Verdict on Iraq

New polls show that Americans strongly support the end of combat operations in Iraq and believe the war was an overwhelming failure, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Panel Misses the Point

Larry Korb explains the why independent panel established to review the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review missed the point.

By Lawrence J. Korb | Thursday, August 5, 2010

Paying a Premium

Burdensome military personnel costs put national security at risk, says Lawrence J. Korb in this Armed Forces Journal essay.

By Lawrence J. Korb | Tuesday, July 20, 2010