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    Gen. James F. Amos (left), commandant of the Marine Corps, confers with Gen. Norton Schwartz, Air Force chief of staff, as they take a break from testifying before the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday about progress toward ending the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays serving in the military. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)


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    POSITIVE FEEDBACK: Adm. Gary Roughead (left), chief of naval operations, and Gen. James F. Amos, Marine Corps commandant, testify to the House Armed Services Committee about ending the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for homosexuals. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)


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    From left, Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft of the Coast Guard, Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton III of the Air Force, Vice Adm. Michael Vitale of the Navy, Lt. Gen. Terry G. Robling of the Marine Corps, and Maj. Gen. Karl Horst of the Army throw out first pitches Thursday. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)


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    Rear Admiral Paul Zukunft of the U.S. Coast Guard, left, Lieutenant General Richard Y. Newton III of the U.S. Air Force, Vice Admiral Michael Vitale of the U.S. Navy, Lieutenant General Terry G. Robling of the U.S. Marine Corps, and Major General Karl Horst of the U.S. Army throw out the first pitches before the Washington Nationals Atlanta Braves opening day baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., Thursday, March 31, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)


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    Gen. James F. Amos, the new commandant of the Marine Corps, fears the impact on unit cohesion and combat effectiveness of repealing "don't ask, don't tell." (Associated Press)


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    Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos made it clear that he opposes allowing open homosexuals in the military. (Associated Press)


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    US Marines Gen. James F. Amos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination for reappointment to the grade of general and the be Commandant of the Marine Corps. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


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    Marine Gen. James Amos arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination for reappointment to the grade of general and as commandant of the Marine Corps. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


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    US Marines Gen. James F. Amos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination for reappointment to the grade of general and the be Commandant of the Marine Corps. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


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