Ask…Just don’t ask when

As ordered by President Barack Obama, the military is looking at how it can remove the ban on gays serving openly in their ranks.

But don’t expect it to happen anytime soon.

As with any change in America’s bloated military bureaucracy, a complete repeal is the “don’t ask, don’t tell policy” is probably years away.

Military officials say they need to time to “assess the impact” on troops and they also need time to put new rules into place.

They also say they need time to find a “strategic way” for allow time for troops to “get used to the idea.”

In other words, some may not like the idea and the Army has to find a way to make sure they do.

The military’s policy on gays is based on a 1993 law and reversing it takes more than a President keeping a campaign promise.  It also requires an act of Congress and could create the biggest upheaval to the military’s personnel policies since the 1948 executive order on racial integration.

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