The 10-month Pentagon study on the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy will be released this afternoon, according to multiple media reports. The Associated Press reports that the Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, will present the study’s findings to Congress this morning and will address reporters later in the day.
According to a Department of Defense press release, the report will be presented to journalists at 2:00 p.m. EST.
Both Gates and Mullen have called for the policy to be repealed.
According to early leaked information, as much as 70 percent of respondents to a survey of military spouses and servicemembers concluded that lifting the ban would be positive, have mixed results or no results on the current military.