Take Another Look

Sam Nunn, former Democrat US senator from Georgia, said June 3 it’s time to reassess the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported June 4 that Nunn said “it’s appropriate to take another look” at the 15-year-old rule, like any personnel policy of that age, and “see how it’s working, ask the hard questions, [and] hear from the military.” He made these comments after a seminar in Atlanta on national service. The ex-lawmaker, who was instrumental in establishing “don’t ask, don’t tell” in 1993 early in the Clinton Administration, would not say whether he personally supports putting an end to it, the newspaper said. Nunn’s comments came only days after the death of Charles Moskos, a retired sociology professor who was the architect of the controversial policy. Moskos, 74, died May 31 of cancer. (Click here for Associated Press piece on his death.) And just last month, an ousted Air Force Reserve flight nurse won an appeal in federal court that may give her another shot at reinstatement.