Over 100 Retired Generals & Officers Call For an End to ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

In a move almost certain to put pressure on President-Elect Obama, 104 retired military officials released a statement today calling for a repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, a policy that has been responsible for over 12,000 discharged soldiers since its inception under former President Bill Clinton. The issue slowed down the momentum of President Clinton early on in his administration and those close to Obama say he is unlikely to overturn the policy until there is widespread support from current military commanders [AP]