The report found commonalities among victims, and where they are assigned by the military, that continue today. For example, the factors that put victims at high risk of sexual assault – youth, not being married, and having lower rank – correspond to their assignment to large training bases and ships.
…”A large proportion of all sexual assaults occur at a relatively few large installations for each of the services,” according to the report. “The Army and Marine Corps, for instance, each have installations where we estimate there were more than 500 sexual assaults of women and men in 2014.”
Who’s crying? You’re crying!
A wee bit of credibility was compromised with the assertion that the first women to dress up as men so they could serve were in the American Civil War but still, an interesting bit of history.
The Republican member of Congress, who is accused of misusing campaign funds, has rallied to the support of Special Warfare Operator Chief Gallagher, who is accused of stabbing a teenage prisoner to death and then conducting a re-enlistment ceremony next to his body. Gallagher, who has pleaded guilty to all charges in the high profile trial, is also accused of gunning down innocent civilians with a sniper rifle.
…Hunter, a Marine Corps vet who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, has repeatedly rushed to Gallagher’s defense, in some cases admitting to troubling actions from his own time in uniform. Last week, for instance, the former Marine major confessed to posing with a dead combatant.