Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Debating the Gay Ban in the Military

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Aaron Belkin, Geoffrey Bateman
Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003 - 201 páginas
Conservatives and liberals agree that President Bill Clinton's effort to lift the military's gay ban was perhaps one of the greatest blunders of his tenure in office. Conservatives argue that Clinton should have left well enough alone; liberals believe that he should have ordered the military to accept homosexuals rather than agreeing to the compromise don't ask, don't tell policy. In this ground-breaking book, experts of both persuasions come together to debate the critical aspects of the gays-in-the-military issue. The participants consider whether homosexuals undermine military performance; whether they threaten heterosexual privacy; and whether the experiences of militaries in other countries have relevance for the United States. They also explore the human, organizational, and dollar costs of the present policy. Belkin and Bateman provide a thorough context for the transcripts of the deliberations, as well as a discussion of the implications of the participants' conclusions for current U.S. policy.
 

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Introduction
1
History Repeating Itself A Historical Overview of Gay Men and Lesbians in the Military Before Dont Ask Dont Tell
9
Does the Gay Ban Preserve Soldiers Privacy?
51
Does Dont Ask Dont Tell Preserve Unit Cohesion?
69
Are Foreign Military Experiences Relevant to the United States?
103
What Does Dont Ask Dont Tell Cost?
139
Openly Gay Service Members Tell Their Stories
157
What Have We Learned? The Future of Dont Ask Dont Tell
167
The Dont Ask Dont Tell Law
177
Selected Bibliography
183
The Contributors
187
Index
193
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