Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sec. of Defense & Joint Chiefs to certify repeal of DADT

Julian Barnes, Pentagon reporter for the Wall Street Journal, is reporting via Twitter that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and the Joint Chiefs of Staff are expected to certify tomorrow that the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell “is consistent with the standards of military readiness and effectiveness, unit cohesion, and military recruiting and retention.”

The certification requirement was a key component of the compromise that allowed the repeal to finally move through Congress last December.

 The repeal will then go into effect 60 days after President Obama makes the same certification.

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