‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Gets Critical 15th Vote In Senate Committee

 

Mark Memmott
THE two-way (NPR news blog)
May 27, 2010

It looks like those who favor repealing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that bars gays from openly serving in the military have the crucial 15th vote they need in the Senate Armed Services Committee.

To follow the story on THE two-way, the NPR news blog, click here.

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For additional information on this issue, please refer to the following reports:

INTERVIEW: Rep. Murphy Responds To Critics, Predicts DADT Will Be Repealed ‘Shortly After’ Study   Think Progress: The Wonk Room, May 26, 2010

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: How do Other Countries Treat Gay Soldiers?   The Christian Science Monitor, May 26, 2010

About “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”   Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

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Why Some in Japan Support US Bases in Okinawa

 

Peter Ford
Christian Science Monitor
March 2, 2010

After 65 years of living alongside more than a dozen US military bases, most Okinawa residents have had enough of the noise, the potential danger, and the occasional friction caused by 18,000 Marines and their machinery.

The rape of a young girl by US soldiers in 1995 has not been forgotten; the crash of a helicopter into Okinawa International University in 2004 (miraculously nobody died) is constantly evoked; and the general nuisance is widely resented.

To read the full story in the Christian Science Monitor, click here.