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Are the armed forces a rape culture?

Are the armed forces a rape culture?

“The Department of Defense’s 2012 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military estimates there were 26,000 sexual assaults in the military last year, up 35 percent from 19,000 in 2011. You know that sexual predators are rampaging through the services when the president calls the rape statistics ‘shameful’ and ‘disgraceful,’ when Pentagon Chief Chuck Hagel calls the chronic outrages a ‘betrayal’ and a ‘scourge that must be stamped out,’ and when the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey says, ‘We’re losing the confidence of the women who serve.'”

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