Ask, Don’t Tell

Say what you will about “Don't ask, don't tell,” but regardless, the military should at least follow the policy they have, and not “ask.”  They should especially not be asking personnel with invaluable Arabic language skills.  According to the article in the link, 800 soldiers dismissed under this policy had “critical skills” and 55 had Arabic language skills.  Seems like if we want some sort of decent outcome in Iraq, we need every good soldier we've got.

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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