On the same day CNN reports that a Pentagon survey will report that a "majority of U.S. service members surveyed do not care if the law banning openly gay and lesbian troops from serving is repealed," World Net Daily has published a column by Les Kinsolving that warns that repeal would bring mass early retirement significant enough to prompt a return to the draft.
From Kinsolving's WND column:
But that uproar will surely be superseded if the commander in chief of our armed forces joins a lame-duck Democratic Congress in repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, known as DADT.
Such an action would force members of our Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard to share sleeping quarters, showers and latrines with self-announced homosexuals. Service personnel would eventually be subject to the orders of noncommissioned and commissioned officers who are similarly self-announced homosexuals.
If that took place, just consider the impact of a large number of long-serving personnel who would retire as soon as possible - rather than submitting to such a horrendous invasion of privacy as being lusted after by the numerous lobbies of militant homosexuality.
This, in turn, would almost certainly put an end to our all-volunteer armed forces. That would compel reinstitution of the draft.
Any such compulsory service in the armed forces with self-announced noncommissioned and commissioned officers who are militant homosexuals would at least cause major lawsuits - along with an even higher rate of draft resistors than during the Vietnam War.
In the real world where people gather data about militaries that have implemented inclusive policies, no such thing has ever happened. Polls of British and Canadian troops suggested mass resignations would occur following the repeal of a ban on gay service members, but retention did not suffer following repeal. Not a single one of 104 experts surveyed for a 2003 study believed that recruitment or retention suffered because of the repeal of bans by the Australian, Canadian, Israeli, or British militaries.