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Once again, I am struck by how quickly the American military, and American society as a whole, have adapted to having openly gay soldiers. It makes me wonder what other social changes have occurred for which catastrophe has been forecast, but didn’t happen.

Once again, I am struck by how quickly the American military, and American society as a whole, have adapted to having openly gay soldiers.

It makes me wonder what other social changes have occurred for which catastrophe has been forecast, but didn’t happen.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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