Gates Says New Military Policy on
Gays Can Start Soon

 

Thom Shanker and Elisabeth Bumiller
The New York Times
January 27, 2011

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said that the military could be ready this year to carry out the repeal of a ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the armed forces, and that he has accelerated efforts to revise training and regulations.

“We don’t know how long it’ll take to train the entire force, but I’m confident we can get it done this year, and we’re shooting to get it done sooner rather than later,” Mr. Gates said late Wednesday as he flew to Ottawa for meetings with his Canadian counterpart. “We will move as fast as we responsibly can.”

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Sex Assault Reports Rise in Military

 

Elisabeth Bumiller
The New York Times
March 16, 2010

The Department of Defense released an annual report on Tuesday showing an 11 percent increase in reports of sexual assault in the military over the past year, including a 16 percent increase in reported assaults occurring in combat areas, principally Iraq and Afghanistan.

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