The Senate Armed Services committee is holding hearings for the military's controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on Thursday. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who in November urged Congress to repeal DADT, will appear before the committee. Other guests include Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen and the authors of a Pentagon study on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," which found that gays can serve openly without harming the military's fighting ability.
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