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Little Has Changed Since Tailhook, Based on Lackland Scandal Testimony

Posted by POD Staff, January 23rd, 2013

Joyce Tsai Reports for Stars and Stripes on Protect Our Defenders:

The hearing testimony was blunted by criticism from Protect Our Defenders, a key advocacy group for victims of sexual assault in the military. The group held a press conference an hour before the hearing, with Tailhook whistleblower Paula Coughlin, sexual assault victim Terri Odom and attorney Susan Burke, who was featured in the documentary “The Invisible War,” nominated for an Oscar this year as a spotlight on the long-taboo epidemic of rape within the U.S. military.

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