Military Sexual Assault Unresolved


The surest measure of the scale of the problem of sexual assault in the military — and the failure of the Pentagon and Congress to deal with it — is that the Defense Department thinks it has really achieved something because the total number of rapes and other sexual assaults decreased to 19,000 in 2014 from about 26,000 in 2012.

That is certainly a large drop, which was discovered by an anonymous survey asking men and women in the military if they had experienced unwanted sexual contact including rape. Also, the number of people who reported a sexual assault to military authorities increased, to 5,983 for this fiscal year from 5,518 the year before.

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