Tags: US | Military | Gays

Petraeus: 'Time Has Come' to Rethink Gay Policy

Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010 12:52 PM

The four-star Army general who is managing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan says "the time has come" for the military to rethink its policy toward gays.

Gen. David Petraeus (peh-TRAY'-us) stopped short of saying whether he personally believed if the military's policy of "don't ask, don't tell" is outdated or unfair.

Instead, Petraeus told a Senate panel Tuesday that he wants to see the results of an internal study ordered by Defense Secretary Robert Gates before any changes are made. He said he wants to know if allowing gays to serve openly might hurt recruiting and retention, or the military's ability to fight.

© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

1Like our page
2Share
InsideCover
The four-star Army general who is managing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan says "the time has come" for the military to rethink its policy toward gays.Gen. David Petraeus (peh-TRAY'-us) stopped short of saying whether he personally believed if the military's policy of...
US,Military,Gays
104
2010-52-16
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
MONEYNEWS.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved