Gates Unlikely To Certify Repeal Of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Before He Steps Down

Via Stars and Stripes: “Defense Secretary Robert Gates is unlikely to certify repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ before leaving office next week,” despite saying two weeks that “he would finalize the repeal of the 18-year-old ban on openly gay troops if the service chiefs give him their OK before he retires on June 30.” “Army leaders said assessments on the progress and impact of the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal training — underway since February — are due this Friday, leaving open a slim possibility that certification could come before Gates steps down.”