The standard justification has long been suspect; gay soldiers serve
openly in 20 of 26 NATO countries.
Now an article in the official military journal, Joint Force Quarterly, concludes that
after a careful examination, there is no scientific evidence to support the claim that unit cohesion will be negatively affected if homosexuals serve openly.
The article is not an official military position, but its appearance in such a prominent place may signal that the military is ready to repeal the ban on gays.
It is high time.