Unfriendly Fire

How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America

by Nathaniel Frank

Unfriendly Fire

Hardcover, 342 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $25.95 | purchase

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How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America
Nathaniel Frank

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Book Summary

Traces the emergence of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy as a short-sighted political compromise during the Clinton administration, arguing that the issue about the service of gay soldiers should be more a matter of the military's effectiveness than about subjective morality.

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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. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Nathaniel Frank graduated from Brown University in 2002 with a Ph.D. in History. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle. His first book Unfriendly Fire was released this year. hide caption

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