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Military Sexual Assault Victims Deserve Better

February 19, 2014

Many senior leaders in the armed forces admit the military has a serious problem in how it handles sexual assault....

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50s4ever

Mar-03-14 6:56 PM

From what I've seen of the Air Force, maybe they were confused as to what sexual role they were playing at the time, and wouldn't make good witnesses.

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nytx33

Mar-01-14 9:53 AM

In some cases responsibility is on both sides.

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SilverTurtle

Feb-24-14 1:29 AM

With cousins in the navy, I had never asked about their experiences. My big sis asked this Christmas and I was dumbfounded at the events they witnessed and heard about. When one of their own was promoted he was tied up on deck and beaten and they call it 'tradition'. They treat their own like that, can you imagine how they treat others? I can't confirm numbers but the type of behavior described in the article happens quite frequently. They ended their story telling with, "no wonder so many people hate the US." Sad, sad day.

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oldlady

Feb-23-14 1:33 PM

It really is a sad state of affairs that men who should be our heroes can be our worst nightmare. Pretending it did not happen or the victim was at fault is just stupid. As more women are put into grave peril on the battle field for which they are not physically equipped to endure and then having to face sexual humliation at the hands of their own, good luck getting women to volunteer in the future.

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Jamestownite

Feb-21-14 2:39 PM

Such mature adults here.

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Sammie

Feb-21-14 12:13 PM

lone can you say hypocrite?

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Sammie

Feb-20-14 2:57 PM

It's called an opinion lone. Maybe you don't understand as all your concerned with is making fun of serious subjects and playing with blues. I notice sometimes its just you and him comment after comment. Get a life.

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Sammie

Feb-20-14 12:06 PM

Yes I do lone. I said you were wrong.

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Sammie

Feb-20-14 10:15 AM

As usual you are wrong loner.

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RLMorrison

Feb-19-14 7:01 PM

I was around when the women were integrated. It went badly from the beginning and with the dramatic changes in conduct of both young service members and commanders today it was certain to be a real problem.

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RLMorrison

Feb-19-14 4:02 PM

There is a procedure in the military to take care of such problems at the Secretary of the branch level. The Commander in Chief need not be involved exept as a reviewer.

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Oelwyn

Feb-19-14 1:10 PM

'Do what you are TOLD to do-When you are TOLD to do it.And keep ALL COMMENTS to yourself." Military Mantra.

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concernedgranny

Feb-19-14 10:13 AM

Oh yes this is a very serious crime..and it has been ignored for decades.

Why no mention of the steps put forth in the National Defense Authorization Act that the President just signed that starts to really address this issue?

Where is the mention of the bill our very own Senator Gillibrand has introduced that would specifically and forcefully address this?

Rape is A FELONY CRIME by the way.

Another partisan editorial...rather than really wanting to address a most serious issue.

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deeser

Feb-19-14 5:11 AM

A slap on the wrist seems to be the most that crimes committed get of late. But then, that is the way our country's president is handling all the problems either here or abroad.

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