- Posted February 24, 2011 by
London, United Kingdom
This iReport is part of an assignment:
'Don't ask, don't tell'
Is this the right time to deal with “don’t ask, don’t tell”?
A federal judge ruled late last year that the U.S. military should cease the enforcement of “don’t ask, don’t tell policy, thereby ending the ban on openly gay troops.
The military was then sued by Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group that has welcomed the ruling as a victory for strong national defence. Conservatives on the other hand have countered that it could have a negative impact on military and family readiness since the Department of Defense is unprepared to address the issues that are bound to arise from such a hasty change.
Given the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and numerous challenges faced by the military, is this really the right time to deal with “don’t ask, don’t tell”?