Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
With just a week left before he retires from his post as defense secretary, Robert Gates is unlikely to authorize the repeal of the military’s ban on openly gay service members, according to senior officials.
Gates has said that he would certify the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy if given the go-ahead by the leaders of all the branches of the military before his retirement on June 30. But Stars and Stripes reported Wednesday that officials don’t see that happening.I don't think most people get that Don't Ask, Don't Tell still hasn't been repealed. Or that it's not necessarily going to be.