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    McCain: 'Don't Ask' Repeal May Cause Troop Exodus

    Pentagon Chiefs Tell Senate Panel: Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

    WASHINGTON (Dec. 2) -- Senate Republicans, led by Arizona's John McCain, today raised the specter of a mass exodus of offended troops if gays are allowed to serve

    openly in the military.

    In a preview of a debate McCain hopes to keep from reaching the Senate floor for a vote this month, opponents vehemently rejected a 10-month Pentagon study that found there would be minimal disruption in the ranks if Congress repealed the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

    At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, they told Pentagon leaders they did not take seriously enough resistance from Army and Marine Corps combat and special-operations units. They also questioned whether the Pentagon survey of 115,000 troops was large enough to be representative.


    McCain urged against a "rush to repeal." Citing "alarming" statistics in the report, he predicted as many as 265,000 service members, or 12 percent of the military, would leave the service if the policy were changed. And he asked why the 103-question survey of troops did not ask directly whether the policy should be repealed.
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    Re: McCain: 'Don't Ask' Repeal May Cause Troop Exodus

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Pentagon Chiefs Tell Senate Panel: Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

    WASHINGTON (Dec. 2) -- Senate Republicans, led by Arizona's John McCain, today raised the specter of a mass exodus of offended troops if gays are allowed to serve

    openly in the military.

    In a preview of a debate McCain hopes to keep from reaching the Senate floor for a vote this month, opponents vehemently rejected a 10-month Pentagon study that found there would be minimal disruption in the ranks if Congress repealed the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

    At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, they told Pentagon leaders they did not take seriously enough resistance from Army and Marine Corps combat and special-operations units. They also questioned whether the Pentagon survey of 115,000 troops was large enough to be representative.


    McCain urged against a "rush to repeal." Citing "alarming" statistics in the report, he predicted as many as 265,000 service members, or 12 percent of the military, would leave the service if the policy were changed. And he asked why the 103-question survey of troops did not ask directly whether the policy should be repealed.
    Why does Navy Pride fear gays so badly?

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    Re: McCain: 'Don't Ask' Repeal May Cause Troop Exodus

    What does a dinosaur like McCain dimly remember?
    Don't work out, work in.

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    Re: McCain: 'Don't Ask' Repeal May Cause Troop Exodus

    All that says is that 12% of the military are nothing but a bunch of unprofessional pussies, running scared at the thought of a couple of girly-men in their midst.
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    Re: McCain: 'Don't Ask' Repeal May Cause Troop Exodus

    Sounds to me like, in the face of this rather conclusive study, Navy now needs to shut the **** up about what the troops supposedly want.

    The troops have spoken, and a super-majority of them don't give a rats ass about who is or isn't gay.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: McCain: 'Don't Ask' Repeal May Cause Troop Exodus

    What Soldier is going to think "Well I don't want to work around gays, so I'm going to leave the Army where I've spent my career and enter a job market which has 10% unemployment giving up all the pay and benefits of my current job, and if I'm something like infantry I have no civilian marketable job skills, and on top of that people can be openly gay in the civilian world anyway so its not like I'm getting away from the reason I left the Army in the first place."

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    Re: McCain: 'Don't Ask' Repeal May Cause Troop Exodus

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Pentagon Chiefs Tell Senate Panel: Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

    WASHINGTON (Dec. 2) -- Senate Republicans, led by Arizona's John McCain, today raised the specter of a mass exodus of offended troops if gays are allowed to serve

    openly in the military.

    In a preview of a debate McCain hopes to keep from reaching the Senate floor for a vote this month, opponents vehemently rejected a 10-month Pentagon study that found there would be minimal disruption in the ranks if Congress repealed the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

    At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, they told Pentagon leaders they did not take seriously enough resistance from Army and Marine Corps combat and special-operations units. They also questioned whether the Pentagon survey of 115,000 troops was large enough to be representative.


    McCain urged against a "rush to repeal." Citing "alarming" statistics in the report, he predicted as many as 265,000 service members, or 12 percent of the military, would leave the service if the policy were changed. And he asked why the 103-question survey of troops did not ask directly whether the policy should be repealed.
    well - everyone says we need to downsize the military

    "Troop Exodus" - for those already in the service? A GREAT way to **** over their careers! Good luck (lol) and good bye.

    If people aren't able to focus on their duties in light of change and challenge they they aren't doing their jobs and are purely a liability and should feel ashamed.
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    Re: McCain: 'Don't Ask' Repeal May Cause Troop Exodus

    The perfect solution: gay military units. It solves every problem both ways! Seriously, think about it. The two issues about repealing don't ask don't tell are (1) will normal men and women be fine with the forced intimacy of the military with homosexuals, and (2) making sure everyone's dealing with openly gay troops without giving gays harrassement. Gay military units means that normal troops won't have any problems, because they won't have to deal with it, and gays won't have any problems because they'll be in their own units.

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    Re: McCain: 'Don't Ask' Repeal May Cause Troop Exodus

    From Adm. Mullen's testimony:

    "Our study looked at 35 other militaries that chose to permit open service, including those of our staunchest allies," he said. “In no instance was there widespread panic or mass resignations or wholesale disregard for discipline and restraint.

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    Re: McCain: 'Don't Ask' Repeal May Cause Troop Exodus

    That old bigot will keep requesting reports and panels and commissions to study its possible effects as long as he can. This is ridiculous. The military is far more positive toward integration of open homosexuals than it was toward integration of blacks when that decision was made. There might be a few bumps on the road, but almost everyone, sans this hateful toadie, thinks that it is time for this policy to go.

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