Monday, February 01, 2010

DADT discharges down 30% in 2009

"The number of discharges the military issued due to 'don't ask, don't tell' fell significantly in 2009, according to the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network,"reports The Advocate. "The organization said that it expected the number, which will be announced at Tuesday's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, to show discharges down to 428 in 2009, compared to 619 in 2008." READ MORE.

In related DADT news:

Are Some DADT discharges to be halted soon?
"According to the New York Times, at Congress's hearing on the policy on Tuesday, Defense secretary Robert Gates will announce a halt in discharges of service members whose sexual orientation is revealed by third parties or jilted partners," reports The Advocate.

Palm Center: DADT changes must be efficient
"According to the Palm Center, changes that Defense secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike Mullen are expected to implement to begin repealing 'don't ask, don't tell' would put an end to some investigations based on third-party allegations," reports The Advocate. "The reportedly imminent policy changes would also provide a new set of standards as to what constitutes reliable sources and credible information to launch a 'don't ask, don't tell' investigation." READ MORE