"After a careful examination, there is no scientific evidence to support the claim that unit cohesion will be negatively affected if homosexuals serve openly,’’ writes Colonel Om Prakash, who is now working in the office of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates. “Based on this research, it is not time for the administration to reexamine the issue; rather it is time for the administration to examine how to implement the repeal of the ban.’’
So says a new article about to be published in the upcoming issue of Joint Force Quarterly, which is published for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Colonel Prakash studied the issue of 'Gays in the Military' while a student at the National Defense University in Washington.
Naturally, Donnelly - who was embarassed and owned by Representative Patrick Murphy - during her "testimony" on the Hill disagrees, repeating her completely factless claims about the danger to unit integrity despite the fact that the very article she is commenting on just put paid to that fearmongering.