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A Crisis in Our Military

Rep Speier @ The Huffington Post writes:

Less than three percent of rape and sexual assault cases in our military result in punishment.

The vast majority of service members who sexually assault other service members end up going free, in fact, the victims, not the perpetrators often end up being punished after they report the assault or rape. This is no small matter — the Department of Defense estimates that more than 19,000 sexual assaults and rapes occurred last year. Only 13.5 percent of these attacks were reported since victims did not trust the military’s chain of command-driven justice system.

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