July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The first major legislative push to repeal DADT during the Obama administration was advanced by the US House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services Committee in May 2010. The repeal was included as an amendment to the Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2009 before the House. The ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
DADT was a source of deep controversy in the military and social arenas of American politics from its adoption to its repeal. According to its supporters, DADT, codified at 10 USC 654, was necessary to protect unit cohesion, military readiness, combat effectiveness and recruiting and retentio... ...[read more]
April 21, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On April 21, 2009, the US Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) declassified a report that described to what extent high-ranking George W. Bush administration officials were involved in subscribing to harsh interrogation policies used on prisoners of war. The release of the report followed the ...[read more]
November 16, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On November 16, 2011, the Senate Armed Services Committee agreed to a detainee provision in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012, which governed the handling and prosecution of suspected al Qaeda detainees. Subsequent to the adoption of the provision, the military would have complete ...[read more]
March 19, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On March 19, 2010, retired US Marine Corps General John Sheehan testified before the US Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) that he believed that the severity of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian civil war was caused partially by the Dutch military's decision to allow openly gay ...[read more]
March 10, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On March 10, 2011, US senators, including Senator John McCain (R-AZ), introduced the Military Detainee Procedures Improvement Act of 2011, which would prohibit the civilian trial of Guantanamo Bay detainees and place restrictions on the transfer of detainees to foreign countries. The bill also ...[read more]
May 28, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The US House of Representatives and the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday advanced compromise legislation to repeal the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, sending it to a vote of the full Congress. The compromise would prevent the repeal from taking effect unt... ...[read more]
March 19, 2010
by Daniel Makosky
Retired US Marine Corps General John Sheehan testified before the US Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on Thursday that he believes the Dutch military's inclusion of openly gay soldiers is partially responsible for the severity of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian civil war ... ...[read more]
February 24, 2010
by Brian Jackson
US Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey Jr. said Tuesday that he would not support a moratorium on discharging individuals from the military pursuant to the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy while Congress conducted a review of the practice. Casey, the highest-ranking officer in the... ...[read more]
July 28, 2009
by Jay Carmella
The US Senate Armed Services Committee announced Monday that it will hold hearings this fall to review the US military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. Under the policy, openly gay servicemen and women are subject to discharge from the US military. Committee member Senator Ki... ...[read more]

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