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On Sexual Abuse and Impunity in the US Air Force

Rosalind Jordan reports for Al-Jazeera on Paula Coughlin-Puopolo:

Coughlin-Puopolo worries that today’s young airmen are too optimistic, even naïve. So she is trying to help them, lobbying the government to fight the problem through better training and accountability. She says she hopes the new Air Force chief of staff, General Mark Welsh, will use every bit of power he has to erase sexual abuse from the military – even though he has already told anyone who will listen, he’s not sure he will be able to do it.

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