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Gays and the Military: A 20-Year Study at the Naval Postgraduate School

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Authors
Eitelberg, Mark J.
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2013-02
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February 2011 (Revised, February 2013)
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Naval Postgraduate School
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This presentation was prepared for in-classroom use only. To set the stage, the presentation begins with a selection of typical editorial cartoons from the news media arranged by theme. Aside from the Iraq War, "gays and the military" was the most-covered defense topic in the national news media during the entire decade of the 1990s. The focus then shifts to the research contributions of NPS students and faculty to the debate over "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," (DADT) beginning in 1994 and for nearly two decades thereafter. This includes five separate surveys of officers at NPS from 1994 to 2010. These surveys are unique, since all other surveys of U.S. military personnel regarding DADT were prohibited during the period. Selected conclusions are presented. The appendix summarizes two additional studies of officers' attitudes toward DADT following its repeal. The post-repeal surveys show that the trend toward increasing acceptance of gays in the military has continued. The presentation is for educational purposes only. It should not be used commercially.
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Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
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Naval Postgraduate School
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105 slides
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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