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DADT survey leak: It’s not a big deal

Earlier this year, North Carolina’s congressional delegation split on whether to overturn the military’s controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Several members said they wanted to see the outcome of the Pentagon’s survey of how service members viewed the proposed change before taking a stance.

Well it now appears that most U.S. troops aren’t troubled by the issue. From the Huffington Post:

An internal Pentagon study has found that most U.S. troops and their families don’t care whether gays are allowed to serve openly and think the policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” could be done away with, according to officials familiar with its findings.

NBC News’ Richard Engel discussed more of the findings and the implications Thursday evening on “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

Stay tuned. The Pentagon will not discuss the findings until December. That’s when the agency will detail its own plan for repeal of the 1993 law.

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