Though he believes the law that bans gays from serving openly in the military eventually should be repealed, Chief of Staff of the Army, General George W. Casey, Jr., told the Senate Armed Services Committee Friday, repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law now would be a distraction during wartime.
“Implementation of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell would be a major cultural and policy change in the middle of a war,” he said. “It would be implemented by a force and leaders that are already stretched by the cumulative effects of almost a decade of war.”
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