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Report: Pentagon Study Finds Little Risk From 'Don't Ask' Repeal

"A Pentagon study group has concluded that the military can lift the ban on gays serving openly in uniform with only minimal and isolated incidents of risk to the current war efforts," The Washington Post reports.

According to the Post, it got that word from "two people familiar with a draft of the report, which is due to President Obama on Dec. 1."

As the Associated Press adds:

"The long, detailed and nuanced report will almost certainly be used by opponents and supporters of repeal legislation to bolster their positions in what is likely to be a heated and partisan congressional debate. And it is expected to reveal challenges the services could face in overturning the long-held policy, including overcoming fierce opposition in some parts of the force — primarily in the Army and Marine Corps   even if they represent a minority."

On All Things Considered yesterday, NPR's David Welna looked at how President Obama hopes the "lame duck" session of Congress will "help him make good on his promise" to end the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.