Open Homosexuality in the Military: Unintended Combat Consequences

last updated 2011.10.04.1407z

Having more than one person think about an issue generally improves analytical productivity. One individual just cannot think of everything. That’s why we have think “tanks” and focus “groups.” I was once again reminded of this when I received the following email response from one of my correspondents. To wit (salty language warning hereby given):

RE: “Open Homosexuality in the Military: Some Observations”

This article may present confusion in the heat of battle. For example, a squad is on patrol and comes under heavy fire. An insurgent rushes the squad and the sergeant yells, “Shoot the cocksucker!”  Can you see where the confusion might come in? 


Any other thoughts?


P.S. Here’s what Bob Hope had to say about it in 1967:

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