Transforming the military’s entrenched culture of sexual violence will require new approaches and a much stronger effort than what the Pentagon has done so far. That is the depressing truth of a Defense Department study released on Tuesday estimating that about 26,000 people in the military were sexually assaulted in the 2012 fiscal year, up from about 19,000 in the same period a year before. Those who thought that the crisis could not get any worse have been proved wrong. As in other years, only a small fraction of assaults were reported
Comments: Gosh! And the Times keeps encouraging women in combat, gays in, well, everything, weddings by Chaplains of homos at West Point... and yet the "culture of sexual violence" continues. It must be grand on 42nd street, where 2 plus 2 equals 3. BTW - Not a mention of Benghazi on page one - guess no news there.
I would not expect anything less in Obambi´s miltary. Let´s make no mistake, this is Obambi´s and the Dems creation. Obambi cuts troops yet sends them back over andover again to the ´right´ war in Afganistan. All the while Obambi is abandoning any commitmmnt to victory. Obambi forces all forms of ´sociali´ experimentation. Not only do troops deal with the increase pressure and stresof combat, but also the disruption of any normalcy in the arm forces. Obambi and the Dems have increased the potitial for violent death by decreasing the armed focerces while demanded more combat from those left in the armed forces and expects mena dn women facing ever increaing death to behave as if they have a future. Suicides are up in our veterns, all thanks to Obambi and the Dems.
I´m old enough to remember when all the "old fogeys" said there would be trouble like this when they started sending women into the field and out on the ships with the men. And of course they were dismissed as "old fogeys".
Yes, #3, and leftists say conservatives deny science.
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The Architect, 5/8/2013 11:13:01 AM (No. 9316503)
I spent nine and a half years in the Army and never ever witnessed an "entrenched culture of sexual violence". My son is in the Army now for four years and he hasn´t either. This sounds manufactured to me. I agree with the previous poster, the Times doesn´t want to cover Benghazi or Gosnell, so they´re filling the void space on their rag with this crap.
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Mai Bad, 5/8/2013 11:24:35 AM (No. 9316523)
Yo..yo...Remember Lt. Paula Coughlin and the Tailhook Scandal??? Remember she said she went to "party" with the drunk Navy and Marine Corps aviators so she "could be one of the guys"? Who the heck told her she was "one of the guys"? Never knew a guy who squatted to pee, except maybe in Sweden! Idiots!!
Wow! Yet another great Democrat initiative that laughed in the face of logic gone wrong. Those who mentioned the illogical stupidity were called much worse than "old fogeys" and were punished accordingly.
This is a bogus crisis manufactured by the liberal Democrats.
Each one of those reported sexual assault cases is different from all the other ones, and has to be investigated, and prosecuted as a distinct case. Some will be proven and some will be determined to be bogus.
Those sexual assault cases did not just start happening out of the blue. While sexual assault is a serious criminal offense, the liberal Democrats just might want to look around and determine if laws they passed and liberal military personnel policies they support are are not at least partly responsible for putting a lot of military women in harm´s way as far as sexual assault is concerned.
All this could easily backfire with men in the military not having anything to do of a personal nature with military woman who they would otherwise meet socially on military bases.
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