Friday, June 17, 2011
Advocacy Group Urges Action on Sexual Assault in the Military
The Hill's Congress Blog: Eliminating sexual assault should be a priority for DOD, by Anu Bhagwati:
Leon Panetta’s impending appointment to the position of Secretary of Defense raises a number of concerns about what he will or will not do to eliminate the scourge of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment in the armed forces.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) rightly did not let Mr. Panetta off the hook during this week’s closed-door hearing by the Senate Armed Services Committee, asking, “What needs to be done and should be done as it relates to the problem of sexual assault within the military – women in the military that have had a great deal of difficulty accessing some sense of justice?” . . .
See also: Service Women's Action Network: Rape, Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Military The Quick Facts