- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The four-star Army general who is managing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan said Tuesday that “the time has come” for the military to rethink its policy toward gays.

Gen. David Petraeus stopped short of saying whether he personally believed that the military’s policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” is outdated or unfair.

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Instead, Gen. Petraeus told a Senate panel Tuesday that he wants to see the results of an internal study ordered by Defense Secretary Robert Mr. Gates before any changes are made. He said he wants to know whether allowing gays to serve openly might hurt recruiting and retention or the military’s ability to fight.

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