Tag Archives: Mike Mullen

Former Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chair To Headline DADT Repeal Celebration

It’s a new world.

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Defense Sec. Robert Gates Outlines Three Steps To Full DADT Implemenation

Today Secretary of Defense Robert Gates outlined the three steps necessary for the full implementation of the repeal of DADT, with Admiral Mike Mullen cautioning soldiers, “Now is not, from my perspective, the time to come out.”

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DADT Hearings Recap

Wonk Room’s Igor Volsky ticks off the ways that GOP objections have been dispatched so far today.Read more Volsky’s analysis. Here’s his video recap.

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate DADT Debate

Defense Secretary Gate and Admiral Mike Mullen appear today before the Senate Armed Services Committee. I’ll bump this video player to the top of the blog a few times as the hearings go on today. UPDATE: The hearing has concluded for today.

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Quote Of The Day – Admiral Mike Mullen

“The law needs to change. Fundamentally, it’s an issue of our values. It’s very critical for us as an institution, and I’m hard-pressed not to support policy and a law that forces individuals to come in and lie everyday. I have every expectation that not only we will do this, but we will lead in a way [so] it gets ...

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Joint Chiefs Chair Mike Mullen: DADT Deal Lets Us Say IF The Repeal Will Happen

Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Admiral Mike Mullen says that the proposed DADT compromise deal allows the military to decide whether the repeal will take place at all, regardless of how Congress votes. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday that he’s comfortable with proposed legislation that seeks to repeal the law that bans gay men and ...

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DADT Hearings Continue In Senate

Click over for a live video stream of today’s DADT hearings with the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Senate, where outed gay members of the military are testifying.

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John McCain: There Is Strong Opposition To DADT Among Military Leaders

On Meet The Press today, Sen. John McCain was called out for his recent backtracking on DADT, which he once said should be repealed if military leaders agreed, as we saw Joint Chiefs chairman Admiral Mike Mullen do recently. McCain: “Oh, but Mullen was speaking personally.”

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Admiral Mike Mullen: Little Resistance To DADT Repeal Among Troops

Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Admiral Mike Mullen says he is finding little resistance among the troops to the idea of repealing DADT. Mullen was nearing the end of a 25-minute question-and-answer session with troops serving here when he raised a topic of his own: “No one’s asked me about ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ ” he said. As it turned ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Admiral Mike Mullen

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