Senators Diverge Over How Quickly To Repeal DADT | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Senators Diverge Over How Quickly To Repeal DADT

Play associated audio
Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) has called for a slow repeal process of "don't ask, don't tell."
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nostri-imago/
Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) has called for a slow repeal process of "don't ask, don't tell."

The regions senators are pulling the Pentagon in different directions as officials start the process of repealing "don't ask, don't tell."

Under the law passed Saturday, the military will slowly start unwinding "don't ask, don't tell," and Congress will be watching the Pentagon's every move.

Va. Democrat Jim Webb is worried unit cohesion will be disrupted if officials move too quickly, so he wants a slow methodical process. Others want speed, like Md. Democrat Ben Cardin.

"It's now well understood within the military that this policy was not in the best interest of the military. It was not in the best interest of our country. And it is over," Cardin says. "It's time to recognize that those who are serving our nation deserve the respect. And the only issue is how well they can be as a soldier and not about their sexual orientation."

The repeal process is expected to take months.

NPR

In This Test Kitchen, The Secret To A Great Cookbook Is Try, Try Again

Yotam Ottolenghi and his partner have a thriving food empire that includes wildly successful cookbooks. We go inside their London test kitchen as recipes are put through their paces.
NPR

Bugs: Not What's For Dinner — Until They're Tastier, Maybe

A U.K. researcher says the environmental argument for eating bugs isn't working on its own. She says chefs and policymakers must "make insect dishes appeal as food, not just a way to save the planet."
WAMU 88.5

Neighbors, Arlington County Board Disagree Over Future Of Historic Property

Leaders in Arlington County are taking action to sell a historic property — a move that has neighbors in the Bluemont neighborhood up in arms.
NPR

Questions Remain About How To Use Data From License Plate Scanners

The scanners are standard equipment for police, but what's not settled is what happens to all the data collected. That data can link people to certain addresses and flag unusual activity.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.