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“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Southern California has struck down the military’s ban on gays and lesbians serving in the military and rendered the nation’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy unconstitutional. From the story in the Washington Post: U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips of Riverside on Thursday granted a request for an injunction halting the government’s “don’t…

Why Can’t we learn from our Armed Forces?

I had the good fortune to spend this past week-end at Camp Pendelton. Camp Pendelton, home of the 1st Marines, is a wonderful institution that is a City onto itself. It has a lot of history to it as it seeks to respect that history while having an eye on the future. This hit me as I checked out the Museum on the base featuring some of the Tanks and other vehicles going as far back as World War II.