Pentagon: Hurry Up on DADT

Better for Congress, not courts, to repeal it: Gates
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2010 6:06 AM CST
Pentagon: Hurry Up on DADT
Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., center, listens to comments by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., during a news conference on Capitol Hill Nov. 18, 2010, to push for the repeal of DADT.   (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Top military brass are calling on Congress to quickly repeal "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell"—before the courts overturn the policy, potentially ordering changes that military leaders consider too fast or poorly thought-out. “If this law is going to change, it's better to be changed by legislation rather than have it struck down by the courts,” said defense secretary Robert Gates yesterday. He will release a study on the matter on Nov. 30, a day earlier than expected, which could allow the Senate Armed Services Committee's hearings to begin the same week, the AP reports.
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