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If You Are a Homosexual U.S. Soldiers, Remember Your ‘Anonymous’ Questionnaire Is Being Monitored

Though soldiers participating in the Pentagon’s online questionnaire about repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell are reminded to “please don’t use your name or the names of other when post in the Inbox,” they are also warned there is “NO CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTION” and “communications using, or data stored on, this [Information System] are not private, are subject to routine monitoring, interception, and search, and may be disclosed or used for any [United States Government] authorized purpose.” Wasn’t the whole point of outsourcing the quiz — which is there for all soldiers, and their families, to participate in — to a third party research firm so gay soldiers didn’t have to worry about being discharged for merely answering questions honestly?