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Robert Gates’ Totally Simple 3-Point Plan To Kill DADT Once And For All

Speaking to reporters today, soon-to-exit Defense Secretary Robert Gates outlined — for the first time since the president authorized the Pentagon to kill Don’t Ask Don’t Tell — just how the military is going to let gays start serving openly. Under his watch, the armed services will be “overhauling applicable military personnel policy and benefits, providing training for top brass and military chaplains [“as expeditiously as we can”], and then formally instructing the nation’s 2.2 million troops on the ban’s repeal.” And while Gates didn’t reveal it, and Julian Assange has yet to leak the details, we heard about Gates’ super-secret fourth tactic: group showers.