Tag: joint chiefs of staff

BREAKING: President certifies DADT repeal

President Barack Obama is shown signing the law repealing ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ on Dec. 22, 2010. After a delay of more than six months during which the U.S. military branches received training on DADT...

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BREAKING: Pentagon to certify DADT repeal

Secretary Panetta Reports are coming in from sources including the Wall Street Journal and Fox News that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen are going to announce Friday that they...

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Marines get trained on accepting gay recruits

ELLIOT SPAGAT  |  Associated Press CAMP PENDLETON, California — Marine instructor Maj. Daryl Desimone stood before an auditorium filled with fatigue-clad troops, carrying an unequivocal message: It’s OK to disagree with...

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Court refuses to suspend lawsuit challenging DADT

LISA LEFF  |  Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has denied the government’s request to suspend a lawsuit challenging the military’s ban on openly gay servicemembers. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court...

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Obama: ‘This is a very good day’

President signs bill to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ Click here to watch video of Obama’s speech Click here for more reactions Related story: Military will write rules on repeal of ban Lisa Keen ...

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Senate vote on DADT repeal just hours away

The Senate is scheduled to vote on the standalone bill to repeal “don’t ask don’t tell” sometime after 10:30 a.m. Eastern time, or 9:30 a.m. Dallas time, on Saturday. With at least four Republicans on...

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After Senate hearing, DADT repeal still up in air

Service chiefs all say they can implement end to ban on gays Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service The second and final day of the Senate hearing on repealing “don’t ask don’t tell” has adjourned, and the battle lines are still very...

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