By the numbers: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell


Discharges under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” through 2009.


Arabic language specialists discharged from the U.S. military under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” through 2003.


Additional gay Americans who it is estimated would join the U.S. military if DADT is repealed.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.