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Defense Dept. issues DADT repeal plan, SU responds
From a News Release, posted Feb. 11, 2011
2011-02-09

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Servicemembers United issued a statement Feb. 11 regarding the new "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal Implementation Plan released by the Department of Defense:

"The Repeal Implementation Plan prepared for the Secretary of Defense lays out a comprehensive and deliberate path forward for implementing this policy change throughout the force," said Alexander Nicholson, Executive Director of Servicemembers United and a former multi-lingual Army interrogator who was discharged under DADT. "In typical military fashion the plan is quite thorough and some steps may seem unnecessary or redundant, but overall we believe this plan continues to show a good faith effort on the part of the Department of Defense to swiftly move forward with training, certification, and repeal."

A copy of the new plan can be found at

http://www.ServicemembersUnited.org/RepealPlan

For more information about Servicemembers United and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," please visit www.ServicemembersUnited.org

For the most comprehensive collection of polling data, discharge statistics, academic works, legislative and congressional material, and more, visit www.DADTArchive.org

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Servicemembers United, a non-profit and non-partisan organization, is the nation's largest organization of gay and lesbian troops and veterans and their allies. Based in Washington, DC, Servicemembers United actively engages in education and advocacy on issues affecting the gay military, veteran, and defense community.


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