don't know where you got your ideas about barracks and such
it is my understanding from my relative currently serving as a marine
that's where I got my understanding, from someone who is serving in Afghanistan right now.
small quarters is still not a physical sandwich 24/7 as has been described here.
if you have read any of my earlier posts, it's not that I am for getting rid of DODT. because I am not. I just think that the reasons given here for people not controlling themselves and fear of who's watching your bootie is over complicating the issue.
DODT should stay, in my opinion, because expression of one's "lifestyle choices" is secondary to the purpose of joining the military.
One joins the military to be a soldier. Not a "gay" soldier, not a "straight' soldier, not a republican or democrat or Pro-PETA soldier.
One joins to be a soldier period. If you go in with anything other than that as an agenda, you should not be there.
It's that simple.