December 22, 2011

Will Defenders Of DADT Stand By Their Dire Predictions?

Dr. Nathaniel Frank has posted a column on Huffington Post that includes a list of 60 predictions of disaster that DADT supporters said would occur after the repeal of the ban.  In his post, Frank asks whether people who made these predictions will stand by them now that DADT has been repealed. Dr. Frank is the author of Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America.

The Palm Center is conducting a study on whether or not DADT repeal has undermined the military’s cohesion and readiness. Palm researchers have identified at least a half-dozen strategies for uncovering negative evidence including embedding a scholar in military units and interviewing experts who predicted that repeal would lead to disaster to determine whether they believe that their forecasts were correct.