Poll: Most Troops Want 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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President Barack Obama recently promised to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that prevents gays from serving openly in the military.

Opponents say the change could negatively impact morale and national security. Many members of the military also want to keep the policy in place.

A Military Times poll revealed 58 percent of active duty service members support "Don't ask, don't tell."

About14 percent said they would consider leaving the military if homosexuals were allowed to serve openly. Ten percent said they would not re-enlist.

CBN News spoke with Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness about the concern surrounding the don't ask, don't tell repeal.

Click play for her comments.

*Original broadcast October 12, 2009.

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