September 11, 2012
The repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy a year ago has not negatively affected the military’s readiness, according to a new academic study. “The repeal of DADT has had no overall negative impact on military readiness or its component dimensions, including cohesion, recruitment, retention, assaults, harassment or morale,” says the study [pdf] by the Palm Center, a University of California, Los Angeles School of Law–affiliated research center that focuses on sexual minorities in the military.