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Rep. Murphy Introduces Bill to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

As a follow up to our recent post on former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s public statements against the policy of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” we bring you good news from the U.S. Congress:  Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA, 8th District), … Continue reading

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“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell:” Still There, Still Wrong

Yesterday, former Secretary of State Colin Powell appeared on CNN’s State of the Union and again called for the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy to be reviewed. We have blogged about the wrong-headedness of this policy before, here and … Continue reading

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The Effects of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” on the U.S. Military

On March 19, 2009, Rachel Maddow interviewed Dan Choi, an infantry leader in the New York National Guard, on her MSNBC show. Choi graduated from West Point, served in Iraq, is an Arabic language specialist, and is gay. He openly … Continue reading

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Reports for Sexual Assaults on the Rise in U.S. Military

A report from the Pentagon for 2008 showed that sexual assault reports rose over 25% last year. While this rise seems shocking, Defense Department officials state that the increase is likely due to a growth in victim reports and not … Continue reading

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“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Ready for a Re-write

The New York Times published an op-ed piece Sunday that provided a powerful argument for lifting the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in the U.S. military. The policy, which developed out of a compromise in 1993, attempted to create a … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence and the Military

A disturbing article in this Sunday’s New York Times revealed one woman’s story of dealing with domestic violence through the military channels. We have recently blogged about sexual abuse in the military. Though these occurrences are highly upsetting, it’s encouraging … Continue reading

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Sexual abuse and the military

An article originally published in the Los Angeles Times and reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reveals that 15% of female soldiers who have sought medical care after being deployed to Iraq and/or Afghanistan between 2001 and 2007 experienced sexual assault … Continue reading

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