Estimates show that there are tens of thousands of homosexual individuals serving in the United States military, all subjected to the ''''don''t ask, don''t tell'''' policy that forbids open service. During the last fifteen years more than 12 thousand service-members have been discharged because of their sexual orientation. Some point out that this approach has to be continued to strengthen the armed forces, while others – including leaders of the military and high ranking officials – have stated that ''''don''t ask, don''t tell'''' violates the rights of men and women who – just like their heterosexual comrades – fight for their country. Recent events and political turns indicate that the policy will likely face detailed revaluation. In order to find out more about ''''don''t ask, don''t tell'''' and the main concepts and legislations associated with it – read this book.