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Military training could return to elite schools

Obama's repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' could revive ROTC programs

At least four ivy league American universities are reconsidering their ban on military training, after president Barack Obama officially repealed military policy that prevented gay men and women from serving openly. For decades, several schools had banned Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs first in protest of the Vietnam War and later in protest of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that had prohibited openly gay men and women from serving in the armed forces. ROTC programs combine officer training with regular academics. Among the schools reconsidering whether or not to allow ROTC programs are Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University and Stanford University.

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