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Posted on Apr 4, 2012 Print this Article

"Chilling Trends" of Military Sexual Assault

"Chilling Trends" of Military Sexual Assault

Buried in a new Army report about stress and discipline in the ranks, a section titled "Sex Crime Trends" reports that violent attacks and rapes have nearly doubled since 2006, rising from 663 to 1,313 last year. (See Washington TimesArmy's 'Chilling Trend' PutsWomen At Risk.)

Pentagon officials must have hoped that no one would notice. The press release and cover letter announcing a new "Gold Book"report on health, discipline, and stress in the military failed to mention the 9-page section reporting steep increases in violent sexual attacks in the military. Bad news about "a marked increase" in sexual assaults in 2011, "in stark contrast to previous years" was hidden in plain sight.

The Army's own evidence of accelerating sexual assaults doesn't fit the agenda of "diversity" advocates pushing for women in land combat. For a brief discussion of how severe budget cuts combined with new social burdens are weakening the culture of the military, click here: SecureFreedom Radio: The Jenga Block Military

Posted on Apr 4, 2012 Print this Article