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Study: "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell" Repeal Had No Negative Impact On Military

GIF patrol, what do you think of these findings?

Navy servicewomen Marissa Gaeta and Citlalic Snell.

From the Palm Center’s “One Year Out: An Assessment of DADT Repeal’s Impact on Military Readiness”:

“Our conclusion, based on all of the evidence available to us, is that DADT repeal has had no overall negative impact on military readiness or its component dimensions, including cohesion, recruitment, retention, assaults, harassment or morale. Although we identified a few downsides that followed from the policy change, we identified upsides as well, and in no case did negative consequences outweigh benefits. If anything, DADT repeal appears to have enhanced the military’s ability to pursue its mission.”

BuzzFeed asked an exclusive panel of GIFs to weigh in on the news. Here’s what they had to say:

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Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Jessica Testa at jessica.testa@buzzfeed.com.
 
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