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A Closer Look (Don't Ask, Don't Tell)) #899164

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 19, 2008
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(San Diego: Miguel Marquez) The 15th anniversary of the "don't ask, don't tell" approach to gays in the military set up by President Clinton introduced; ABC News/"Washington Post" poll figures on the view of gay in the military in 1993 and 2008 cited. [Former soldier retired S/Sgt. Eric ALVA†- shows his injuries from a land mine; recalls being called a hero by President Bush; calls for a policy change.] Statistics about those forced out of the military cited. [Representative Susan DAVIS†- questions the policy.] The views of the two presidential candidates on the military's policy noted. [Senator John McCAIN, Barack OBAMA - offer differing opinions on the policy.] [Retired Army Lt. Col. Robert MAGINNIS†- comments on policy.]

Reporter(s):
Muir, David;
Marquez, Miguel
Duration:
00:02:50

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