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Clinton / Homosexuals in the Military #589230

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 25, 1993
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Andrea Mitchell) Confrontation between President Clinton and the Joint Chiefs of Staff over his decision to lift the ban on gays in the military featured; scenes shown of his meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, led by Colin Powell; draft order outlining a timetable for ending the ban noted. [CLINTON - comments.] Opposition in Congress to any change in policy towards gays noted; memo from Secretary of Defense Les Aspin to Clinton quoted. [Senator Sam NUNN - defends current policy; points out Congress must speak, too.] [Representative Barney FRANK - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) How lifting the ban on gays would work in the military and the reasons for opposition within the services to gays detailed. [MAN, radio CALLER, Air Force Captain Bill LESLIE - comment.] [POWELL - cites resignation as an option.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred;
Mitchell, Andrea

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