Gay students at America’s military service academies wrapped up the first year when they no longer had to hide their sexual orientation, benefiting from the end of the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy that used to bar them from seemingly ordinary activities like taking their partners openly to graduation events.
Rob says: “You may, like me, wish America spent just a thousandth as much on its military as it does now, and you may, like me, be vehemently opposed to America’s interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Despite those caveats, I think this is good news:”
The number of high-ranking women and women who command all-male units has climbed considerably along with their status in the military.
Nearly 60 nations have signed an accord pledging to prevent the use of child soldiers and disarm underage fighters.