FORT MEADE, Md. — Defense attorneys for Pfc. Bradley Manning — an Army intelligence specialist accused of leaking government secrets — argued Saturday that Manning’s status as a gay soldier prior to the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” played a role in his actions.
In preparation of the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, the U.S. Army has launched a website to provide servicemembers and their families with current information about the change.
The Commanding Officer of U.S. Army Pacific received a sharp rebuke Thursday from Defense Secretary Robert Gates after publicly challenging proposed changes to “don’t ask don’t tell” policy which bans openly gay service members. Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, went further, suggesting that Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon should consider resigning […]