Army dis­sent

The Washington Times Weekly - - Geopolitics -

An Army sergeant who served in Iraq has taken the ex­traor­di­nar y step of writ­ing to the House Armed Ser­vices Com­mit­tee to com­plain about how the Pen­tagon is in­doc­tri­nat­ing troops to ac­cept open gays in the ranks. And Army Staff Sgt. Paul Hair told his su­pe­ri­ors about his dis­sent.

In his May 25 letter to com­mit­tee Chair­man Howard “Buck” McKeon, Cal­i­for­nia Repub­li­can, Sgt. Hair said the train­ing at For t Ge­orge G. Meade re­sulted in “Or­wellian­like an­swers.”

For ex­am­ple, sol­diers were told they would not be per­mit­ted to quit the Army be­cause they dis­agreed with the new pol­icy. De­fense Sec­re­tary Robert M. Gates made this point when talk­ing to Marines in Afghanistan last week. But Sgt.

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