Sex Scandals
December 1, 2014

The pending National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2015 includes elements that are problematic and needlessly disruptive to our military.  Provisions of concern to the Center for Military Readiness, which should be reconsidered, are excerpted here: H.R. 4435, Sec. 527 and here: S. 2410, Sec. 523 & Sec. 552 

A.  Mandate for Feminist Meddling in Military Misconduct Cases

The Senate Armed Services Committee version of the NDAA bill (S. 2410, Sec. 523& Sec. 552) would establish yet another power base in the Pentagon for feminists who believe that a person accused of sexual misconduct is automatically . . . Read More

August 11, 2013
Iraq war veteran and former congressman Col. Allen West (R-FL) has criticized Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) for supporting controversial  legislation that would create a new independent system of military prosecutors to handle the prosecution of many serious crimes, including sexual assault.  Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat,            . . . Read More

June 2, 2013

You know things are bad when the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Raymond Odierno, issues a statement to the troops declaring that "the fight against sexual assault and sexual harassment is our primary mission."[1]  And Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has announced that sequestration cutbacks will affect everyone but sexual assault professionals in the military. [2]  Let's hope that our nation's potential adversaries don't take advantage of our military leaders' current distractions.

The Pentagon has been hit by an internal explosive device − the latest report of the Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Office (SAPRO).  In two hefty volumes, the 2013 SAPRO report  documents the dysfunctional consequences of social experiments with human sexuality in our military . . . Read More

April 18, 2012

Army, Defense Department, and Navy Reports Downplay Record of Failure

The Center for Military Readiness has released a new CMR Policy Analysis that shines a bright light on disturbing findings about military sexual assaults that were buried in a recent Army "Gold Book" report on wartime personnel stress:

"Chilling Trend" of Sexual Assault in the Military

 The CMR Policy Analysis also cites the most recent annual report of the Department of Defense . . . Read More

October 9, 2007

We have heard a lot about Rush Limbaugh ‘s alleged insult about “phony soldiers,” but almost nothing about a genuine attack against our soldiers that was launched on the floor of the U.S. Senate.  As reported by Byron York of NRO, on September 26 Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) was promoting his “hate crimes” amendment to the Defense Authorization bill.  The legislation would expand legal sanctions against persons targeting a victim because of sexual orientation and “gender identity.”

Kennedy listed several examples of alleged hate crimes in the military, suggesting that his amendment was the answer to such problems. Kennedy’s list of allegations sounded like a rant from a left-wing blog, but most of the examples he cited were punished years ago, or are still under investigation. . . Read More

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