5 Myths About Military Sexual Assault In The Military

Hannah Slater writes for ThinkProgress: “On Tuesday, the Senate Armed Services Committee convened a hearing on sexual assault in the military. The Joint Chiefs of Staff and Judge Advocate Generals of the Armed Forces testified, discussing proposals to address this problem. This year’s Defense Department annual report on sexual assault revealed the disturbing trend that rates of sexual assault in the military rose by 34 percent between 2010 and 2012 and that only 3 percent of assaults were prosecuted last year. The personal stories of survivors further illuminate a shameful failure to effectively address this problem so far, and highlight the need for reform.”