PDA

View Full Version : "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Congressional Hearing Set



Jeff
07-21-2008, 09:16 AM
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Congressional Hearing to be Held

"Scheduled to testify against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" are U.S. Army Major General Vance Coleman (Ret.), U.S. Navy Captain Joan E. Darrah (Ret.), and former Marine Staff Sgt. Eric F. Alva."

"Since its implementation in 1993, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has resulted in the dismissal of more than 12,500 men and women from the armed forces. Nearly 800 of those dismissed under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" had skills deemed "mission-critical" by the Department of Defense. More than 300 of those discharged were language specialists, including 58 Arabic linguists. The cost to U.S. taxpayers for maintaining the ban is estimated at more than $363 million"

The hearing is scheduled to be held on July 23 at 2 PM.