Marine general: Fears of end to gay ban prove unfounded
Marine Gen. James F. Amos, the face of opposition in the military to lifting the ban on gays serving openly, now acknowledges his concern has proven unfounded that repeal would undermine the war effort, The Associated press reported.
In fact, he told the AP, Marines have embraced the change.
An AP reporter accompanied Amos on a visit to several bases in Afghanistan where he took questions from Marines on a variety of issues. None asked about gays.
Amos told AP he has no regrets about publicly opposing the ban, saying his stance reflected what he was hearing from Marines, but that the September repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" has been "a non-event."
Read more about Amos' new views on the DADT repeal from The Associated Press