Military Culture Coalition 2012 Presidential Candidate Survey

Questions on Military/Social Issues

The Center for Military Readiness is non-partisan and does not endorse candidates.  However, in the interests of informing voters and the media of where the candidates stand on issues of concern, CMR has conducted presidential candidate surveys prior to presidential primary elections.

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The documents posted below provide factual information and historic context on the issue of military women in or near direct ground combat.  Current articles are posted in the Issues Research & Analysis Section of this website under "Women in Combat."

Perspective also is provided in relevant sections of a comprehensive article by CMR President Elaine Donnelly, titled Constructing the Co-Ed Military," which was published n the June 2007 edition of the Duke University Journal of Gender Law & Policy. This peer-reviewed article provides links to original sources in more than 600 footnotes.

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The documents posted below provide factual information and historic context on the issue of gays in the military.

Text of the 1993 law, Section 654, Title 10, U.S.C.  (Note that the law passed by Congress is not the same as the administrative policy, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell.")

CMR Summary: Ten Reasons to Oppose the "LGBT Law" or Policy for the Military

CMR Policy Analysis with Charts:

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