What they don’t seem to understand, and I see this all over the place, is that repealing Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell will result in the military being required to ask. Then, if the military gets an answer that says that military member or potential recruit is gay, then the military member is discharged or the potential member is told “thanks, but no thanks.” DADT is not a ban, it’s a work-around of military regulations. Repealing DADT will not result in rainbows and unicorn farts. As it is, Harvard is saying that they will restore ROTC when the rules are made stricter. And this is supposedly one of sthe best institutes of higher ed in the US.
Harvard Will Restore ROTC When ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Dies
Drew Faust, president of Harvard University, said in an interview with The Boston Globe Wednesday that the university will welcome a Reserve Officer Training Corps unit to campus as soon as the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy ends. Currently, Harvard students who wish to join ROTC do so through a unit at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but Faust said Harvard would welcome the chance to “regularize our relationship” with ROTC when “don’t ask, don’t tell” ends. In the Globe interview, Faust also said that Harvard was instituting new systems to detect fraud in admissions applications. These changes follow a much publicized case in which the university discovered that a student had faked much of the material in his application. Faust declined to detail the new systems, saying that to do so would undercut their effectiveness.