More on Sexual Assaults in the Military

By: Sunday August 18, 2013 4:00 pm

In the latest round of an unimaginative discussion in the Senate and when measured against the “what” that is being proposed in the Pentagon or the chain of command, both institutions—Executive and Legislative Branches, will fall short for what is “needed” when viewed from the perspective of the Private, the Corporal and the Sergeant.

And from even the perspective of a ‘greater neglect’ that does not include the First Sergeant and Unit Commander, i.e., the Lieutenant and Captain, in the contemplated “result” that is currently being discussed and advised as public policy, is shameful. As such, Pentagon will tighten control of recruiters and trainers, shore up the protections for the victims, and improve tracking the complaints in an effort to reduce the number of sexual assaults.

 

The Pentagon’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy on Military Sexual Assaults

By: Monday April 16, 2012 2:50 pm

A distressing story on rape in the United States military featured stories of women who had been diagnosed with personality disorders for reporting they were sexually assaulted. The story published by CNN found all branches of the armed forces tend to dismiss allegations of sexual assault, which in some instances result in the women being called “lying whores” or something similar.

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