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Jettison the shibboleths, allow reason to dominate emotion, and follow the principled lead of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen: Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”*

Aside from both battles being decidedly conclusive they marked the only decisive surface naval engagements of World War I.**



*Taking Sides: Repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’; “Comment & Discussion,” United States Naval Institute Proceeding; vol. 136, no. 291 (September 2010), 83.

**Defeat and Victory Under the First Sea Lord: Battles of Coronel and the Falkland Islands, November and December 1914,” Finest Hour – The Journal of Winston Churchill, (published by The Churchill Centre); no. 158 (Fall 2014).