(WB) Colin Powell, the first ever Black secretary of state who served in top diplomatic and military roles in U.S. administrations, died Monday of coronavirus at age 84, leaving behind a mixed record on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
(PGN) “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the 1994 policy that barred openly LGBT people from serving in the military, officially ended on September 20, 2011.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ While the military policy of ``don't ask, don't tell'' and the overturning of part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act opened doors more widely to gay people serving openly in the military, it didn't mark radical changes to the way the fighting force looked or behaved.
Washington, D.C. defense think tanks estimate more than 14,000 American service members had their careers cut short by “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is marking five years since he signed legislation repealing the ban on gays serving openly in the military.
Ten years ago this week, the odious policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) came to an end.