National Roundup – Special to the online edition of Windy City Times – by Andrew Davis

Military officials exaggerated the threat to unit cohesion and ignored research information when coming up with “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” according to Dr. Nathaniel Franks’ new book, Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America, according to a press release from The Palm Center. The book is based on a a decade of research and hundreds of interviews. The center has started “Send UNFRIENDLY FIRE to Congress,” an online campaign to make sure every Congressperson reads a copy of the book.