"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Ends Today...Will the Mutinies Begin?
From 2011-2014, Daniel Honan was the Managing Editor at Big Think. Prior to Big Think, Daniel was Vice President of Production for Plum TV, a niche cable network he helped launch in 2002. The production team he oversaw won over two dozen Emmy awards. Daniel has created numerous shows and documentaries for television, and his film credits include Stealing the Fire, a documentary on the black market for nuclear weapons technology.
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In August, 2010, Paul Rieckhoff, Founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, told Big Think, "I will put all the money in my pocket right now on the fact that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will be repealed." Of course, Rieckhoff turned out to be right, and today marks the day that the military's policy has ended.
Just how good is Rieckhoff at predicting the future? Big Think asked him how the men and women of the armed services would react when the new policy goes into effect.
Watch Rieckhoff here:
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