HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Politics 2014 (Forum) » Don't Ask --Don't Tell---...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:22 AM

Don't Ask --Don't Tell---applies to Generals?

Is an illicit heterosexual affair more of a security breach than a homosexual one? I know this is a goose/gander question, but it shows that we all need to grow a bit on the entire issue.

5 replies, 600 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply Don't Ask --Don't Tell---applies to Generals? (Original post)
Always Randy Nov 2012 OP
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #1
jberryhill Nov 2012 #2
sammytko Nov 2012 #4
jberryhill Nov 2012 #5
sammytko Nov 2012 #3

Response to Always Randy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:31 AM

1. David petraeus is no longer in the military

It's not his military status that makes the affair dangerous, but his status as the nation's top intelligence official. Moreover, Mr. Petraeus was not fired per se. He determined that it was difficult for him to continue on in that role given the findings.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Always Randy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:42 AM

2. I don't even understand the question you are asking

I assume adultery is still an offense in the military, regardless of orientation.

As noted above, for purposes of access to sensitive material, a straight person having an affair, and a closeted gay person, are both subject to blackmail or other undue influence.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:25 AM

4. You can be openly gay in the military now

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sammytko (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:05 PM

5. Yes, so?

You can be openly gay, married, and commit adultery - which remains an offense. It's called "equal treatment".

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Always Randy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:25 AM

3. DADT no longer exists

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread