Amos: Repeal Won't Cause Loss of Marines (Advocate)
Marine commandant Gen. James Amos, who vocally opposed repealing "don't ask, don't tell," now says he does not anticipate losing any troops due to the new policy allowing gay and lesbian personnel to serve openly.
When asked Friday about the mass exodus that Sen. John McCain warned his colleagues would happen if "don't ask, don't tell" was repealed, Amos told reporters, "I haven't had any indication yet at all, not at all." He added that when he addressed some 12,000 Marines about the repeal, they were compliant and willing to adapt to the new law, according to AOL News.
"It would be naive to think that somewhere down the road there's not going to be issues," he said. "I think there probably will be in probably all the services, but I don't think it's going to be of any magnitude that's going to cause much more than a blip. So I'm very optimistic."
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