Though President Obama signed the repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ Wednesday, critics of repeal say important questions remain about the external problems the new policy may create, such as those revolving around gay troops serving in Muslim countries.
Will DADT repeal aid America in pushing these countries down a path of cultural openness, or inspire a harmful backlash? This concern, critics say, was not dealt with in the Pentagon’s report on the DADT repeal and was overlooked in the rush to pass the repeal legislation.
“That is a question those of us working with the Military Culture Coalition put to the working group on more than one occasion and it is not addressed in the report,” Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, told The Daily Caller. “It is one of many issues that were not addressed even though we insisted, we sent them a formal letter and a list of issues that they needed to discuss, and that was one of them which they very pointedly left out.”