Dr. Nathaniel Frank, author of Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America, is internationally recognized as the world's leading historian of "don't ask, don't tell." He is the former Senior Research Fellow at the Palm Center, a think tank at the University of California, Santa Barbara, which studies gays in the military. This research portal is a partnership of Dr. Frank and the Palm Center. Under Dr. Frank's authorship, it brings together all the research and statistics, both from the work of Palm and from sources around the world, needed to assess the impact of openly gay service on military readiness.
Dr. Frank's opposition to "don't ask, don't tell" is well known, but so is his deep and unbiased research on the topic, and the materials in this portal offer people on both sides of this debate the chance to examine all aspects of the issue dispassionately.