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Posted on Jan 3, 2000 Print this Article

CMR Notes - Issue 55 January 2000

One of the most contentious issues of the 1990s—President Bill Clinton’s attempt to lift the ban on homosexuals in the military—has reappeared in the new century. During a January 5 presidential debate, Vice President Al Gore rocked the Pentagon by saying he would apply a “litmus test” to potential appointees to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Those who do not agree with Gore’s policy regarding homosexuals serving openly in the military would be excluded from consideration. Under that standard, retired Marine Gen. Charles Krulak would have never become commandant... (Download PDF for full content)
Posted on Jan 3, 2000 Print this Article