WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates (L) talks with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) (R) and committee member Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates (L) talks with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) (R) and committee member Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) before a hearing about the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on Capitol Hill December 2, 2010 in Washington, DC. Gates announced earlier this week that a comprehensive study found that allowing gay men and women to serve openly in the United States armed forces presents a low risk to the military's effectiveness, even at a time of war, and that 70 percent of service members believe that the impact of repealing the law would be either positive, mixed or of no consequence at all. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) less 
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