By the numbers: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell The GA Voice Editors September 3, 2010 National 13,500 Discharges under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” through 2009. 58 Arabic language specialists discharged from the U.S. military under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” through 2003. 66,000 Additional gay Americans who it is estimated would join the U.S. military if DADT is repealed. $555 million Estimated costs to the military of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” through 2010, including recruiting and training replacements for discharged gay service members. Source: Studies released in last month by the Palm Center, a think tank on LGBT issues and the military. SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website 1 × one = Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.