sexual assault

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month…Revisited

Last week I wrote about the Navy’s plan for a stand-down to “communicate the service’s policy of zero tolerance for sexual assault while encouraging sailors to work harder to prevent attacks.” I had indicated a bit of skepticism about the leadership’s buy-in of the program…

The day after my blog was published I was invited …

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21st Century Fragging: Sexual Assault

Navy Times reports this week that “Navy leaders are calling for educational standdowns in April to communicate the service’s policy of zero tolerance for sexual assault while encouraging sailors to work harder to prevent attacks.” It’s part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, an effort to raise awareness of the issue and what can be …

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Grim Reading

A woman alleged rape in federal court in Virginia earlier this week. Her complaint blames the Pentagon for turning a terrible event into a nightmare that continues today, nearly five years after the claimed assault. In its dry, legal prose, the document alleges just how poorly the U.S. military often handles these kinds of cases.


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