by Nathaniel Frank
A protester holds a sign in the seating area of the Senate Armed Service Committee's hearing on the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on Dec. 2.
December 7, 2010 A study of five U.S. allies who ended bans on gays openly serving in their militaries showed that the wide-scale disruptions feared by opponents had never materialized, says historian and study author Nathaniel Frank. He discusses his findings and what they suggest for efforts to end the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
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June 16, 2009 Intended as a productive if imperfect compromise, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has resulted in thousands of discharges — many of them involving servicemembers with critical skills. Historian Nathaniel Frank says it's time the ban was ended.
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