ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 30: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates answers questions during a briefing at the Pentagon on the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy November 30, 2010 in Arlington, ... more 
ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 30: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates answers questions during a briefing at the Pentagon on the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy November 30, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Following completion of a major study by a Pentagon task force, Gates and Mullen announced that the study indicated that permitting gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. armed forces would have a low risk of harming military readiness. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) less 
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