A big DUH! and the Republicans are wrong again
STUDY: Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Had No Impact On Military Readiness
Yet, the Republicans want to reinstate DADT.
From the link:
Here's what the study found about the impact of gay, lesbian, and bisexual troops serving openly:
Ã¯Â¿Â½Repealing DADT has had no overall negative impact on military readiness, including cohesion, recruitment, retention, assaults, harassment, or morale.
Ã¯Â¿Â½Greater openness and honesty post-repeal may have actually increased understanding, respect, and acceptance.
Ã¯Â¿Â½Recruitment has remained robust.
Ã¯Â¿Â½Retention was unaffected by repeal. Only two individuals' departure can be tied to repeal, both military chaplains.
Ã¯Â¿Â½There has been no increase in violence within units; in fact, many harassment disputes can now be resolved in ways that were not possible when servicemembers could not disclose their sexual orientation.
Ã¯Â¿Â½Unit morale was not impacted, except on the individual level depending on a servicemember's personal position on the issue of DADT.
Ã¯Â¿Â½LGB servicemembers did not come out en masse
Here is a link that might be useful: Duh!