“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Israel’s View

Does allowing Gay Soldiers to serve openly in the military really effect Unit Cohesion and Compromise on the Good Moral Order and Discipline of the U.S. Military?

David Saranga, a former Israel Defense Force (IDF) Officer said about Gay Soldiers serving in the IDF, “It’s a non-issue…You can be a very good Officer, a creative one, a brave one and be Gay at the same time.”

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What If Congress Repeals “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”

Sailors and Marines line the deck of the USS Iwo Jima as it passes by the Statue of Liberty in NY as part of Fleet Week.

Congress has votes planned to repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Don’t Harass, Don’t Pursue” Public Law No. 103-160 which restricts the U.S. Military from efforts to discover the sexual orientation of its personnel.

There is a great deal of controversy whether permitting homosexuals to serve or not serve in the military, affects the good moral order and discipline of military service?

Israel lifted its ban on homosexuals serving in uniform and in a study conducted by Aaron Belkin and Melissa Levitt whether its decision to abolish restrictions on homosexual soldiers influenced military performance, readiness, cohesion and morale it was discovered that Israel’s decision had no impact on performance.

Should Congress abolish the restriction that prohibits homosexuals from openly serving in the U.S. Military? What evidence is there that a different impact on performance and readiness compared to Israel will result?