Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gates Orders Probe Into Leak of DADT Survey | The Bilerico Project

Robert Gates, former director of the CIA.Image via WikipediaDADT silent personGates Orders Probe Into Leak of DADT Survey | The Bilerico Project
Defense Sec. Robert Gates is not happy that findings from the Pentagon's survey on the impact of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal were leaked and has ordered an investigation to find the source,  according to American Forces Press Service.

Gates is "very concerned and extremely disappointed" that selective aspects of Comprehensive Review Working Group's draft findings were revealed, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said in a statement, "presumably to shape perceptions of the report prior to its release." The survey is due Dec. 1.

"[Gates] made it clear [in March when the survey was launched] and throughout this process that it was 'critical that this effort be carried out in a professional, thorough and dispassionate manner,'" Morrell said. "He has also stated clearly that ‘given the political dimension of this issue, it is equally critical that ... every effort be made to shield our men and women in uniform and their families from those aspects of this debate.'....Anonymous sources now risk undermining the integrity of this process."
Gates "strongly condemns the unauthorized" leak and has ordered an investigation to find out "who communicated with the Washington Post or any other news organization without authorization and in violation of Department policy and his specific instruction."
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