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Petraeus Says ‘The Time Has Come’ to Consider Repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Last updated: 07/31/2020 08:00 | 03/16/2010 06:38
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Iram Martins

Testifying this morning before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. troops in the Middle East and South Asia, has yet to deliver what he said was an “eight-minute statement” on his views about repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” But in something of a preview, he said “the time has come” to consider repealing the ban on open gay military service, caveating it by saying that a thorough and “thoughtful” study of the issue needs to consider the effects on a military at war. It’s an issue Petraeus said defies “sound bites,” but that’s what we have right now.

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