Gay is okay, officially, with the Swedish, Belgian, and even Israeli armies, but the American military has this little problem. It won't register the idea that people who prefer same-sex erotic partners are always going to be attracted to a system that segregates the genders, puts them in uniform, and drills them into close-knit groups with strict discipline. The Pentagon's tried every method to weed out gay (and, since World War II, lesbian) soldiers: bigotry, courts-martial, dishonorable discharges, segregation in psychiatric wards, public humiliation, and now don't-ask-don't-tell. But nothing works. You might as well try to weed dandelions out of a meadow; the prevailing winds will always carry them back in. It's the Pentagon's refusal to accept this reality that's... More >>>