Sexual Assault In The Military
A new Defense Department report indicates that efforts to combat sexual violence in the military are not working. The report shows that the number of recorded cases of sexual assault actually rose last year. The Pentagon also says an estimated 26,000 women and men experienced "unwanted sexual contact" in 2012. That's up from about 19,000 two years earlier. Several lawmakers are introducing bills calling for tougher penalties for offenders and better legal support for assault victims. A discussion on how to stop what some say is a culture of sexual violence in the military.
D.C. lawyer representing military rape victims.
NPR Pentagon correspondent.
former Army sergeant (Jan. 2004 - Sept. 2009) and plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Pentagon.