Ben Smith passes along an e-mail from Kevin Nix, a spokesman for the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network:

There were indications of seriousness of purpose on DADT repeal today by this White House with its intent to nominate an Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. [Retired Marine General Clifford Stanley] is likely to be the President’s key Pentagon player in the DADT debate and will be critical for the President in getting military uniform buy-in. Historically, the position of Under Secretary of Defense provides oversight of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

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