Monday, May 4, 2015

Sex Crimes Being Swept Under the Military War Room Rug? ~by Legal Pub

The armed forces are a unique branch of government.  In the interest of national security, full disclosure is almost never a priority.  So, should it surprise the public that a number of alleged sex-related crimes in U.S. military go unreported?  At the very least it seems the number of allegations are under reported by the Defense Department.  Yet is this a necessary evil?  At least one U.S. senator wrote a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon should be truthful and publicize accurate information about sexual assaults allegedly occurring on military bases. 
How does protecting the spouses of service members and civilian women who live or work near military facilities violate national security.  Such woman tend to be vulnerable to harassment and sexual assault.  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., reported, " that such sexual assaults "remain in the shadows" because they are not counted in surveys conducted by the Defense Department.  Moreover she states,  "I don't think the military is being honest about the problem." 
What down side would there be to greater accountability and awareness of the problem?  If there is an easy answer, it has not been shared.


Anonymous said...

You need top clearance to know how many think they have a right to be on top.

Anonymous said...

The military could reveal the secret information but then they would have to lock us all up in isolation forever.