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Corporate Author National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)

Title Sexual orientation and U.S. military personnel policy : an update of RAND's 1993 study / National Defense Research Institute.

Imprint Santa Monica : Rand Corp., 2010.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 410 pages) : illustrations (some color)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series RAND Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary At the request of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Secretary of Defense, the RAND Corporation conducted a study on sexual orientation and U.S. military policy in order to provide information and analysis that might be considered in discussing the possible repeal of the law known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT). The study examined DADT implementation; U.S. public and military opinion about allowing gay men and lesbians to serve in the military without restriction; and the scientific literature on group cohesion, sexual orientation, and related health issues. RAND conducted focus groups with military personnel and a survey of gay, lesbian, and bisexual military personnel. RAND researchers also examined the comparable experiences of other institutions, domestic agencies, and foreign militaries, as well as how repeal of DADT might affect unit cohesion and military readiness and effectiveness.
Contents Overview -- The history of "Don't ask, don't tell" -- Context: broad social changes and public opinion -- Sexual orientation and disclosure -- Unit cohesion and military performance -- Potential effects on military recruiting and retention -- Health implications -- Focus groups of military personnel -- RAND survey of gay, lesbian, and bisexual military personnel -- The experience of foreign militaries -- The experience of domestic agencies: police, fire, and federal agencies -- The experience of other domestic organizations: corporations and universities -- Implementation -- Appendix: Insights from the expanding role of women in the military.
Note Print version record.
Subject Gay military personnel -- United States.
United States -- Military policy.
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gay Studies.
Gay military personnel. (OCoLC)fst01740511
Military policy. (OCoLC)fst01021386
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Rand Corporation.
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Added Title Sexual orientation and US military personnel policy
Other Form: Print version: National Defense Research Institute (U.S.). Sexual orientation and U.S. military personnel policy. Santa Monica : Rand Corporation, 2010 9780833051295 (OCoLC)688843154
ISBN 9780833051325 (electronic bk.)
0833051326 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/MG-1056-OSD
Standard No. AU@ 000048805570
AU@ 000051343384
DEBBG BV043154839
DEBBG BV044151531
DEBSZ 421634049
GBVCP 1008655457
NZ1 14169194

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