DOD: DADT Repeal had No Positive Effect on Readiness
One of the “compelling” reasons for repealing the ban on homosexuals openly serving in the US military was the claim that ‘thousands’ of people were being discharged from critically undermanned career fields necessary to the war effort. (Arab linguists were the most common scare-statistic used.)
Nearly a year after repeal, the DOD has said there has been no positive impact to readiness. In other words, letting homosexuals serve improved nothing with regard to the institutional military mission:
Senior military leaders say the change has had no impact on readiness and little to no effect on most of the 1.2 million members on active duty…
So much for doing it for the good of the mission.