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Unformatted text preview: Ashley B. Hilliard 258-10-0169 October 4, 2010- January 21, 2011 BA 541 Lesson#8, Assignment 4 Read Case #20, "'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': A Policy on Gays in the Military," on pages 398-402 of Business Ethics: A Stakeholder and Issues Management Approach (5 th Edition). Consider and respond to the following questions in an essay of 300-350 words: 1. What are the pros and cons of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' U.S. military policy? 2. What does this policy have to do with business ethics? Explain. 3. Is this issue really a "personal matter" and not for public debate? Explain. 4. Could this policy be implemented in a U.S. publicly-traded company? Why or why not? 5. What is your position on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'? Explain and offer your reasons. The pros and cons of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' U.S. military policy pros are that it allows homosexuals to serve in the military, it was originally a compromise by then President Bill Clinton with his campaign promise to get homosexuals into the military and the head shed of the...
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