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Air Force Instructor in Texas Acquitted on Sex Charge

Jim Forsyth reports for Reuters on Protect Our Defenders President Nancy Parrish:

Meanwhile, the House Armed Services Committee confirmed on Wednesday that it will hold hearings on the issue of the treatment of women in Air Force basic training, as soon as the courts martial are completed. Nancy Parrish, head of the activist group Protect Our Defenders, which has been calling for Congressional hearings, said the military has to get to the bottom of what she called an “epidemic” of sexual assault in the ranks. “This is not just a crisis in the training commands, it is throughout the armed forces and has been for decades,” she said. “The epidemic of sexual assault in our military must be addressed systematically and this requires Congressional hearings and legislation.”

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