Starting Over

Gates to Relax ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” may not be officially over until a formal study group completes its review of the policy, but Defense Secretary Robert Gates plans to begin winding down the restriction on gays in the military this week. A source tells The Washington Independent that “He will announce changes to the way the current law is being enforced that make it more difficult to begin investigations and kick people out.” It’s not yet clear when exactly Gates will make the announcement or exactly how the policy will change.