'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy: Bad for Security? Retired Marine Staff Sgt. Eric Alva, the first Marine to be wounded in the Iraq war, says the type of prejudice expressed by Gen. Peter Pace is going to have a negative effect on national security. The general made anti-gay comments to a Chicago paper.
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'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy: Bad for Security?

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'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy: Bad for Security?

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy: Bad for Security?

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy: Bad for Security?

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Retired Marine Staff Sgt. Eric Alva , the first Marine to be wounded in the Iraq war, is also the national spokesman on the effort to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy of the U.S. Military for the Human Rights Campaign.

Regarding Gen. Peter Pace's anti-gay comments. Alva says the type of prejudice expressed by Pace is going to have a negative effect on national security.

Michele Norris talks with Alva.

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