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Posted on Oct 2, 2019 Print this Article

Issue 58: October 2019

This edition of CMR E-Notes analyzes two aspects of a burning issue -- sexual assaults and unsubstantiated accusations of sexual assaults in the military.

Most military and civilian reporters cover the story from the “#MeToo” perspective, but the major CMR articles linked below are unique and important because they cite relevant data buried in voluminous Department of Defense (DoD) reports tracking these problems.  As with all issues, the Center for Military Readiness presents fact-based analyses centering on military values and culture, not emotion or political correctness.  

Reading on, you will find that CMR has published two graphs from reports of the DoD Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO), plus two more graphs constructed by CMR with reliance on Defense Department data. 

The first article analyzes the approximately 3-in-4 valid cases that justify vigorous prosecution and punishment.  The second one tracks the roughly 1-in-4 cases found to be “unsubstantiated.” 

The relentlessly rising trendlines tracking increases in actual cases of sexual assault, on men as well as women, suggest that the military has reached a tipping point.  Nothing has worked to remedy problems of sexual assault, which some advocates promised would be reduced women were assigned to close combat positions on land, sea, and in the air.

This edition of CMR E-Notes also reviews an eye-opening book titled Stand Down: How Social Engineers are Sabotaging America’s Military, by attorney James Hasson, a Ranger-trained, decorated Afghanistan veteran.  This book reveals new information and interviews with confidential sources who have been living under policies reported on my CMR. 

Justified changes in course can be difficult, but President Donald Trump can and should make it clear that social agendas will no longer take precedence over sound priorities: mission readiness and combat lethality.

A.  Escalating Rates of Sexual Assault and Misconduct Related to Social Experiments

This ground-breaking CMR article analyzes constantly escalating rates of military sexual assault against men as well as women, which have been reported by the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Assault Office:  

It is a disgrace that more than 6,000 military personnel found it necessary to file actual reports of sexual assault in FY 2018 – a 15% increase in one year and a 156% increase since FY 2007

The article suggests that escalating rates of sexual assault are indicators of something deeper: cultural confusion that has worsened during more than a decade of social experiments, including inclusion of women in combat arms units such as the infantry. 

The article also calls attention to decades of promises that social experiments would reduce sexual assaults – all of which have been proven false.  Millions of defense dollars and countless hours have been spent trying to reduce sexual assaults, but social engineers never consider whether their own policies are making problems worse. 

The military cannot go on like this, but as President Ronald Reagan said, “Before we do more of what we are doing, perhaps we should find out if what are doing is part of the problem.” 

B.  CMR Exposes Defense Department Data on Unfounded Sexual Assault Allegations

On September 16, CMR issued a News Release calling for the confirmation of Air Force General John Hyten to be Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  We are pleased to report that ten days later, General Hyten was confirmed by the Senate on a 75-22 bi-partisan vote.

This article exposes and analyzes numbers published in annual reports of the Pentagon’s SAPR office since FY 2009.  It also includes a new graph and trendline indicating that one-in-four accusations of sexual assault could not be substantiated:

Thanks to the #MeToo movement, the injustice done by false accusations is rarely discussed – much less analyzed with data as CMR has done in this report.  Skilled investigators know how to recognize indicators that an accusation may be less than credible.

The Center for Military Readiness maintains that in matters of sexual misconduct, officials must protect due process for both the accuser and the accused.  Individuals are responsible for their own actions, but policy makers also should be held accountable for flawed policies that encourage sexual misconduct, both voluntary and involuntary.

C.  New Book Exposes Damage Done by Social Justice Warriors in the Military

Attorney James Hasson, a Ranger-trained former Army Captain and decorated veteran of Afghanistan, did something that military media reporters rarely do – go out in the field to get the real story of what happened when two female soldiers graduated from Ranger training.  Hasson’s new book, Stand Down: How Social Justice Warriors Are Sabotaging America’s Military, concentrates several examples of disastrous consequences resulting from eight years of social engineering during the Obama Administration.  This article reviewing Stand Down explains why the 226-page book should be read by military policy makers everywhere: 

For anyone who cares about our men and women in the military and wants to do something about social experiments that weaken military morale and readiness, Stand Down is a must-read.    The book also includes suggestions for constructive changes that would renew the strength of our military.

D.  National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service Preparing to Write Report: Have you Filed Comments Yet? 

The three-year, $45 million National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service is preparing to issue a report that some hope will be rubber-stamped by Congress with legislation to “Draft Our Daughters” and to impose mandatory, government-directed national service obligations on all young people.

Throughout the summer, the commission sought comments and statements from individuals and organizations who wished to be heard on these issues.

If you agree or strongly disagree with some of the comments filed, which you can view here, the time to speak up is now.

Persons and organizations who haven’t already done so should submit statements to the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service at this address: 2530 Crystal Drive, Suite 1000, Box #63, Arlington, Virginia 22202.  You can also file comments easily on the commission’s website:

This collection of Staff Memoranda, though not final, gives an idea of how radical this commission’s agenda is.  CMR President Elaine Donnelly has met with the commission and filed this Statement for the Record last November, but more voices need to be heard before the commission’s work is done.

E. Articles of Interest to CMR:

Nicole Russell, The Federalist, Here’s What People Who Used to be Transgender are Telling the Supreme Court

James Hasson, Washington Examiner: How Obama-Era Social Engineering Transformed the Military

Military Times: Men in Uniform Wearing Makeup?  Soldiers in Britain May Soon Get the OK in Gender-Neutral Move

Bryant Hevesi, Daily Mail Australia: Australian Defence Farce: Army Personnel Banned from Saying ‘Him’ and ‘Her’ to Avoid Gender Bullying, Aug. 5, 2018.

Warren Henry, The Federalist: GLAAD Poll: Young Americans Are Increasingly Uncomfortable with LGBTQ Culture

Daily Mail: British Female Marine-Army Recruits Suffer Career-Threatening Injuries From $79 Million Battle Kit Designed for Men
James Hasson, Daily Caller: How the Army Tried to Avoid Telling the Truth About Women in Ranger Training

James Hasson, Daily Caller: The Inside Story of How the Army Reduced Standards to Get Women Through Ranger Training

James Hasson, Washington Examiner: How Obama-Era Social Engineering Transformed the Military

L. Todd Wood, Washington Times, Losing Their Way, Service Academies Put Our Security at Risk

Marine Corps Times: 15 Extra Pounds of Gear Can Be the Difference Between Life and Death

Washington Free Beacon: MSNBC Calls Republican’s Belief in Only Two Genders ‘Incendiary’

Sandra Sidi, The Atlantic, What I Wish I’d Known About Sexual Assault in the Military, Oct. 2019

Daily Signal: 7th Circuit Reminds Purdue, Other Colleges that Due Process Matters

Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist, Report: Hyten Accuser Told to Cease Threats and Treat Anger Issues Months Before Sex Claims

Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist, Exclusive Air Force Report: Hyten Accuser Has History of Unsubstantiated Allegations

Military Times: Move for More Gender Integration at Marine Corps Boot Camp Ends: Future Unclear

Conservative HQ: Marines Hoist White Flag to Social Justice Warriors

Peter Hasson, the Daily Signal: Transgender Players Disrupt Women’s Rugby in Britain

Dennis Prager, Town Hall: Meanwhile, This is What LGBTQ Organizations are Doing to Society

Selwyn Duke, American Thinker : Hey, ‘Trans’ Men in Women’s Sports: Good Luck, Fellas – Go for the Gold!


Posted on Oct 2, 2019 Print this Article