DADT begins battle on Capitol Hill

Key members of President Obama's staff plan to back a repeal of the military's "Dont' Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue" policy Tuesday.
Rally against the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy
Activists protesting the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. (Photo by Paul Sakuma/AP)

WASHINGTON D.C. — Key members of President Obama’s staff plan to back a repeal of the military’s “Dont’ Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue” policy Tuesday.

Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with fellow leaders to inform them of his position on allowing gays to serve openly in the military so long as their sexual orientation does not affect military service, a Pentagon official said.

Military leaders are expected to lessen the effects of DADT, which eliminates some 1,000 service men and women annually, according to Time. Mullen plans to lessen the amount of discharges under the policy until lawmakers enacts new legislation.

To read the original Time article, visit its Web site here.

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