I've seen those militaries overseas and I'm not impressed. I'd prefer we not become like those militaries.
Currently women are not allowed to serve on the frontlines. If military leadership believes letting women serve on the frontlines will cause more military casualties, I'm sure the same reasoning applies to homosexuals.
I believe these sorts of decisions should be mostly left up to commanders who know what it takes to keep their people alive. These decisions should not be dictated by politicians in DC.
Established technology tends to persist in the face of new technology. -- G. Blaauw, one of the designers of System 360