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Iraq / Hostage / Troop Strength #759496

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 12, 2004
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(Studio: Harry Smith) Terrorists’ extension of the deadline for the Philippines to withdraw its forces from Iraq in order to stop the execution of a Filipino hostage noted.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The Army’s discharge of many trained, active-duty troops, even as it calls up reservists to fill shortages, because it has been discovered that they are gay examined; figures cited on the discharge of gays who were in critical specialties. [Former Army Arab language specialist Alastair GAMBLE†- states this is not a gay rights issue but a national security issue.] [Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military Center Nathaniel FRANK†- says they have fired more people under “don’t ask, don’t tell” than they are recalling involuntarily.]

Smith, Harry;
Martin, David

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