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INDEPENDENT LENS | ASK NOT | Film Clip #3 | PBS

Duration: 01:48

As wars rage in the Middle East, the US military is eager for more recruits—unless you happen to be openly gay. ASK NOT explores the tangled political battles that led to the infamous "don't ask, don't tell" policy and reveals the personal stories of gay Americans who serve in combat under a veil of secrecy. In this clip, a soldier describes his experiences on the frontlines of Iraq, including a disturbing midnight raid.

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Post Date: June 11, 2009