James Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, said repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" would "cost Marines' lives." At one point during the long debate, more than 1,100 retired generals and admirals released a statement warning that repeal would "break the all-volunteer force."
Fourteen months after repeal, how much of that prophecy has come to pass? None of it. Not one bit, says A. Barton Hinkle.