Defense Secretary Robert Gates Reluctantly Accepts DADT Compromise

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has issued a lukewarm endorsement of the DADT compromised reached yesterday by the White House and Congress.

“Secretary Gates continues to believe that ideally the DOD review should be completed before there is any legislation to repeal the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law,” Gates’ spokesman Geoff Morrell emailed journalists this morning. “With Congress having indicated that is not possible, the Secretary can accept the language in the proposed amendment,” he said.