Tag Archives: Mike Mullen

DOD rebuffs House GOP attempt to delay DADT repeal

In a request that seems more like political theatre than political combat, the House Armed Services Committee sent a plea to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta asking that repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell be delayed.

Triad certifies military ready to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

President Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen signed and submitted a one-page written certification to Congress Friday afternoon (July 22) that the military is ready to implement repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

DADT certifications expected Friday

The Los Angeles Times and other media reported late Thursday that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen would announced Friday that the two can certify military readiness to Congress –one of the stipulations for enacting

Gates could certify this month

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday that he may be able to certify the military’s readiness to enact repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" before he retires from office June 30.

DADT certification likely mid-summer

Pentagon officials told a House subcommittee Friday that training for implementation of repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" has gone "extremely well so far" and that certification to Congress might come by mid-summer.

Shooting prompts calls for a more civil Congress

The 112th Congress went barreling into all-out partisan warfare, as expected, in its opening week, and then the unexpected took over. A man gunned down a member of Congress in broad daylight.

President signs historic bill to repeal DADT

Following a dramatic and eloquent speech, President Obama Wednesday morning signed the legislation that will launch the repeal of a 17-year-old law that prohibits openly gay people from serving in the military.

DADT Day 2: Repeal supported

The second and final day of the Senate hearing on repealing "Don’t ask, don’t tell" has adjourned and the battle lines are still very much where they were at the beginning, with one exception.

Military leaders stand firm: For repeal

The Pentagon’s top four leaders stood their ground Thursday during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Defense Department’s report concerning Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal. But there was considerable pushback from Republicans on the committee—and not just John

Significant recommendations in DADT repeal report and fuzzy math on timing

Defense Secretary Robert Gates sent mixed signals Tuesday, in releasing the Pentagon’s long-awaited study about how to implement repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. He said repeal “can and should be done,” but he urged Congress to consider the views