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posted Friday, February 18, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 07
Top Marine Says DADT Repeal Won't Lead to Exodus in Force
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Top Marine Says DADT Repeal Won't Lead to Exodus in Force

Andrea Stone Nation Andrea Stone Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON - The Marine Corps commandant who once said openly gay service members would be a dangerous "distraction" and was among the most outspoken opponents of repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy said today he does not expect to lose troops over the change.

"I haven't had any indication yet at all, not at all," Gen. James Amos told reporters when asked if he expected the mass exodus of troops that Sen. John McCain and other critics predicted if the ban was lifted.

Amos was visiting troops in Afghanistan's Helmand Province when President Barack Obama signed the repeal in late December. He said he addressed some 12,000 Marines about the change and "everyone said, 'Sir, we got it. We're going to do this thing.'"

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