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November 11th, 2010
08:29 AM ET

Lifting gay ban during war poses little risk to troops, study finds

There's new evidence on the effects of lifting the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy that bans gays from openly serving in uniform.

The military can lift the ban with only minimal and isolated incidents of risk to the current war efforts, according to a Pentagon study group, which will deliver a final report to President Obama on Dec. 1.

The study worked off results of the surveys 400,000 active-duty and reserve troops took over the summer.  About 70 percent of the respondents said the effect of repealing DADT would be positive, mixed or nonexistent, according to Washington Post reporter Ed O’Keefe, who has read the draft report.

He gives a more detailed look of what’s inside the report today on American Morning.

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