“but it wouldn’t be productive for our national defense, and that’s the real point.”
That’s the only consideration. Most soldiers would probably say that DADT was working pretty well. The openly gay thing had one purpose only, and that was to deconstruct and demoralize the military.
As I remember, the character “Henry Hill”, the narrator in the movie, actually used the term “bust out”. It’s the only time I’ve run across it prior to your post.