Pentagon set to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

July 22nd, 2011

The Pentagon is set to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Boston University international relations professor Michael Corgan, a former U.S. Naval Academy graduate who also taught there, offers the following comment:

“I think we should be prepared for a spate of inconsequential or even frivolous stories about what happens when the policy is ended – from both opponents and advocates of the policy’s termination.

“In my opinion, it will take at least a couple of years to know just what impact the new situation will have on readiness, recruitment, morale, etc. I expect there won’t be much of a ripple, just some noise from expected quarters.”

Contact Michael Corgan at 617-353-3553 or mcorgan@bu.edu

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