Unfriendly Fire How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America E–pub Free

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Unfriendly Fire How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America Free download ☆ 108 L pitfalls of the gay ban Frank shows the practical damage it has wrought Most recently the discharge of valuable Arabic translators who happen to be gay under the current policy has left US forces ill euipped in the fight against terrorism             Part history part exposé and fully revealing Unfriendly Fire is poised to become the definitive story of “don’t ask don’t tell” This lively and compelling narrative is sure to make the blood boil of any American who cares about national security the right to speak the truth or just plain common sense and fairnes. This is a detailed almost pedantic examination of the development and conseuences of the Don t Ask Don t Tell Don t Pursue policy enacted by President Clinton and Congress in 1993 Clinton entered the presidency with a firm commitment to end via executive order a ban on gays serving in the US Military After months of relentless pressure by conservative political social and military groups he put forth a compromise that came to be known as Don t Ask Don t TellFrank demonstrates with an astonishing breadth of research that includes Congressional testimony polls surveys memos court cases op eds and interviews that this policy is a farce a joke weakens our military compromises our national security and violates the civil rights of our citizens He also shows how in the sixteen years since the enactment of the ban public political and military sentiment has changed that the overturn of this ban is inevitable Let us hope his optimism is proved right soonThe similarities between the early stages of this debate and the current battle of health care reform really struck me Those advocating reform had public opinion firmly on their side yet they completely failed to anticipate the vehement well organized and virulent opposition of the conservative political and religious right They allowed the opportunity for change to be snatched from their grasp by a fear mongering truth distorting political machine Clinton Powell Cheney yes that Cheney who has a gay daughter those who could have brought on real change caved to pressure based on fear and prejudiceThe narrative style is pretty dense and fact laden it reads like a Master s thesis so is was a chore to work through at times The upside of this is to have a premise which is so fraught with moral subjectivity held up by exhaustive research and incontrovertible fact

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Unfriendly Fire How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America Free download ☆ 108 When the “don’t ask don’t tell” policy emerged as a political compromise under Bill Clinton in 1993 it only ended up worsening the destructive gay ban that had been on the books since World War II Drawing on than a decade of research and hundreds of interviews Nathaniel Frank exposes the military’s policy toward gays and lesbians as  damaging     and demonstrates that “don’t ask don’t tell” must be replaced with an outright reversal of the gay ban             Frank is one of the nation’s leading experts on gays in the military and in his evenh. As someone who was involved in the 1993 battle over gays in the military albeit in a minor way and who was in the military I was curious how the story would read 15 years on This book rings true Mr Frank tells the story of how the US got to that point how Congress skewed its hearings on the issue and how Bill Clinton ultimately under duress signed on to Don t Ask Don t TellHe doesn t neglect the corollary issues the mindset of both sides the experience of gays in the military prior to 1993 and the experience of other militaries who lifted the ban He helpfully lists the evidence for and against the ban so far He may be one of the few to have actually read the 1993 RAND study on the issue And he shows the anti gay policy s contribution to pervasive male on female sexual harassment in the militaryHe follows DADT in subseuent years and it s a complicated story I knew how Don t Ask became Search and Destroy in some commands but hadn t heard till now of how many gay soldiers stayed on and continued serving wellMr Frank could have I suppose made of the impact this had on Bill Clinton s ability to act as Commander in Chief This spat may have had something to do with his weak initial response to the Balkan wars from 1993 on Certainly the RAND study said that the gay ban would have fallen if the military thought Bill Clinton meant it But this a minor uibbleIndeed Mr Frank does show how with the military wearing out its active and Reserve forces with second third and fourth tours in Ira and Afghanistan He not only shows how personnel needs got so dire that the military was recruiting poor uality even ex felon soldiers but shows the mayhem that would cause He does allude to the shortage being a factor in hiring the contractors Blackwater et al All this while the military got rid of thousands of personnel under DADT including Arabic language specialists who might ve been useful after 911This was a definitive study up to early 2009 and the start of a new administration It s worth re reading now that Don t Ask has been repealed and the military has moved on decisively The presence of military LGBT personnel may very well be taken for granted in future this work is a good bookmark of what was and very recently

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Unfriendly Fire How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America Free download ☆ 108 Anded and always scrupulously documented chronicle he reveals how the ban on open gays and lesbians in the US military has greatly increased discharges hampered recruitment and contrary to the rationale offered by proponents of the ban led to lower morale and cohesion within military ranks             Frank does not shy away from tackling controversial issues and he presents indisputable evidence showing that gays already serve openly     without causing problems and that the policy itself is weakening the military it was supposed to protect In addition to the mora. This was an excellent book and provided me with a lot of information behind the pros and cons of gay men and women serving in the military That said it was as dense as a redwood tree It read like a legal brief and while some of the historical anecdotes were interesting it was rather difficult to get through I certainly suggest it though for anyone with a legal mind who s interested in the history of gay rights


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    Unfriendly Fire How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America E–pub Free Read à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Nathaniel Frank I saw this book on the new non fiction shelf at the library and checked it out on a whim curious but mostly not having thought much about gays in the military and not holding any strong opinions about the issues Nathaniel F

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    Read à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Nathaniel Frank Nathaniel Frank ↠ 8 Read & download Read & download Unfriendly Fire How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America 'Unfriendly Fire' first caught my attention during Dr Frank's appearances on the various media outlets to debate the issues I wanted to read the book to get a clear understanding of the justifications for such a discriminatory policy and why i

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    Unfriendly Fire How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America E–pub Free As someone who joined before DADT lived through its implementation and then left the Army because I decided I wanted a personal life free of worry concern and fear I found this book interesting and informative of how the policy came out I al

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    Nathaniel Frank ↠ 8 Read & download Unfriendly Fire How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America E–pub Free I did not get very far into this book I stopped reading it about a month ago and I just can't seem to pick it up again every time I finish another book I find myself choosing to read something else rather than returning to this and finally I have decided to simply abandon it and I can count on one hand the number of books

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  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Unfriendly Fire How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America
  • Nathaniel Frank
  • English
  • 24 August 2020
  • 9780312373481