On June 21, 2007, thirty-one senators sent a letter to the Secretary of Defense. Citing my reporting, they urged Secretary Gates to investigate the Personality Disorder discharge system.
On January 28, 2008, President Bush made that request a law. The president signed the Personality Disorder Amendment, which requires the Secretary of Defense and the head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the PD discharge system and report to Congress.
The amendment was part of the 2008 Defense Authorization Act.