Executive Materials

1. White House

Statement by the President on Certification of Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Office of the Press Secretary, July 22, 2011.

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Certification, July 21, 2011.

Background on the President’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal Bill Signing Today (Dec. 22, 2010)

The President’s News Conference” and “Memorandum on Ending Discrimination in the Armed Forces.” Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, vol. 29 (Jan. 29, 1993): pp. 108-112.

White House Statement on Policy Regarding Homosexuals in the Military.” Statement released January 29, 1993. Statement may be found in ‘On Watch: Newsletter of the National Lawyers Guild Military Law Task Force,’ vol. 15 (Mar. 1993): p. 2.

White House Background Briefing Concerning the Issue of Gays in the Military” (July 16, 1993).

Remarks Announcing the New Policy on Gays and Lesbians in the Military.” Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, vol. 29 (July 19, 1993): pp. 1369-73 [cited as the “Fort McNair speech”].

2. Department of Justice

Reno, Janet. “Memorandum for the President: Defensibility of the New Policy on Homosexual Conduct in the Armed Forces.” July 19, 1993.

3. Department of Defense

Secretary Panetta’s Statement on Certification of Readiness to Implement Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, July 22, 2011

DOD Orders Halt to ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Enforcement, July 8, 2011

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ UPDATE: Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Clifford Stanley and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. James Cartwright (USMC) conducted a press briefing, on Friday 28 January 2011 at 2:15PM EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973), discussing the process of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal implementation effort — see the video here. See also: DOD Launches ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Implementation Team (Jan. 31, 2011) and ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal Plan Progressing Quickly, Officials Say (Jan. 28, 2011)

Report of the Comprehensive Review of the Issues Associated with a Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DoD — Nov. 30, 2010) and Support Plan for Implementation (DoD — Nov. 30, 2010)

Support to the DoD Comprehensive Review Working Group Analyzing the Impact of Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, Westat, Nov. 2010

RAND Report 2010: Sexual Orientation and the U.S. Military Personnel Policy

Rudy de Leon. “Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Inspector General of the Department of Defense” (SUBJECT: Guidelines for Investigating Threats Against or Harassment of Service Members Based on Alleged Homosexuality) (August 12, 1999) .

Rudy de Leon. “Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments” (SUBJECT: Implementation of Recommendations Concerning Homosexual Conduct Policy) (August 12, 1999).

Report to the Secretary of Defense: Review of the Effectiveness of the Application and Enforcement of the Department’s Policy on Homosexual Conduct in the Military, April 1998.

Edwin Dorn. “Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Inspector General of the Department of Defense” (SUBJECT: Guidelines for Investigating Threats Against Service Members Based on Alleged Homosexuality) (March 24, 1997) .

“Department of Defense Regular Briefing” (May 10, 1993) (Federal News Service transcript).

Office of the Secretary of Defense, “Summary Report of the Military Working Group” (July 1, 1993).

Policy on Homosexual Conduct in the Armed Forces,” Memorandum from Secretary of Defense Les Aspin to the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, and to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (July 19, 1993). [Note: poor quality image]

Policy Guidelines on Homosexual Conduct in the Armed Forces,” attachment to New DOD Policy. [Note: poor quality image]

Remarks by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Coast Guard Commandant Following Statement by President Clinton Announcing Policy on Gays in the Military Introduced by Secretary of Defense Les Aspin.” (July 19, 1993).

News Conference, Secretary of Defense Les Aspin, Jamie Gorelick, General Counsel, Department of Defense, Re: Regulations on Homosexual Conduct in the Military.” (Dec. 22, 1993).

Sexual Orientation and U.S. Military Personnel Policy: Options and Assessment.” National Defense Research Institute (RAND), MR-323-OSD, 1993

Executive Summary (9 pages).

DOD Policy on Homosexual Conduct Training Plan, issued by Assistant Secretary of Defense Edwin Dorn, n.d., n-p.

Briefing Armed Forces Applicants, issued by Assistant Secretary of Defense Edwin Dorn, n.d., n-p.

Memorandum of Judith A. Miller, General Counsel for the Department of Defense, for the General Counsels of the Military Departments, Re: Policy on Homosexual Conduct in the Armed Forces (Aug. 18 1995).

4. General Accounting Office

Report to the Honorable Susan A. Davis, House of Representatives. Military Personnel: Personnel and Cost Data Associated with Implementing DOD’s Homosexual Conduct Policy (U.S. Government Accountability Office, Jan. 2011)

Homosexuals in the Military: Policies and Practices of Foreign Countries. Report to the Honorable John W. Warner, U.S. Senate. (June 1993).