President Barack Obama Wednesday signed a landmark law to allow gays and
lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military for the first time, but
it could be many months before a move some top officers warn may
endanger troops will finally take effect.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates predicted that gay troops will be
successfully integrated into the U.S. military, following yesterday’s
vote in the Senate to end the 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell”