Directive signed by top U.S. commander in September.
Lawmakers will vote in the next few days on a repeal.
The big day could be Thursday.
He wants to see what the troops think about it first.
Both are tortured by a computer program.
Deaths represent "a potentially devastating blow."
He says it would be "counterproductive."
"You are part of the finest military in the history of the world," Obama tells troops.
From here on in, it's going to be harder to expel gay servicemen and women.
Bombs and rockets kill 38 at polling stations in Iraq today.
The chiefs of staff of the Army and Air Force cautioned against rapid action while the military is stretched thin on two fronts.
Take that, liberals.
Current battle in Marja is "initial salvo."
Highest-ranking Taliban figure captured since Afghanistan war began.
If "chiefs and commanders are comfortable with moving to change the policy then I support it."
Admiral Mike Mullen on "Don't ask, don't tell" today.
In a presentation before the Senate, Pentagon leaders will announce some new plans today.
That Pentagon will detail the steps it's taking toward preparing for a repeal of the ban.
High-level meetings have been called to talk about making good on one of Barack Obama's campaign promises.