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[AUDIO] America Weekend: Sexual Assault in the Military

Protect Our Defenders Policy Director Miranda Petersen spoke with spoke with Paul Harris on American Weekend about the epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the military.

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Earlier this year, the Pentagon released a report on sexual harassment and assault in the military which revealed more than 26,000 incidents. Very few of them have been prosecuted, and when they are, they’re not handled in courts, but through military Article 32 hearings in which the victims seem to the ones on trial. On my America Weekend show, I talked this over with Miranda Petersen of the advocacy group Protect Our Defenders, who explained how the system doesn’t work, how Congress should change it, and how both genders are affected by this ongoing problem.