One Year Out: An Assessment of DADT Repeal’s Impact on Military Readiness

by Aaron Belkin, et al. September 10, 2012

The first academic study of the effects of repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” has found that the new policy of open service has had no overall negative impact on military readiness, unit cohesion, recruitment, retention or morale. Co-authors of the study, whose publication coincides with the anniversary of DADT repeal, include professors at the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Marine Corps War College. We were honored when the New York Times published an editorial about the study.