Retired Officers Seek To End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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More than 100 retired generals and admirals have signed an open letter to President-elect Barack Obama calling for an end to the military's controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy regarding gays in the armed forces. The letter, "104 Generals and Admirals: Gay Ban Must End" was put out by the Palm Center of the University of California-Santa Barbara.

Rear Admiral James Barnett (ret.) discusses why he signed the open letter, and why his views have changed since the policy's inception under Bill Clinton in 1993.



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