I've been shocked by how extensive this is, I read lots about it but it has been used by US conservatives to argue that women havent a place in the army, I dont even think all the victims were women, and its blaming the victim of the first order to think that way.
Its either the calibre of recruits, the culture in the military or the consequences of war trauma but its messed up, serious war horror material like Platoon or Universal Soldier or the like. Where did the earlier codes of conduct and discipline go to? Contrast the soldiers in Forbidden Planet and those in post-vietnam Alienns for instance.
I watched a documentary about one of the craziest squads in either afghanistan and iraq and there was a scene in which drunken US squaddies were running into each others fists and this guy wound up with broken teeth and messed up lips, lots of blood and it wasnt fake or anything. Shocking. I remember in that documentary that a commanding officer responded by saying it was a stunt from a popular TV show, Jackass, and things like it happened in college fraternities and it wasnt any big deal. These guys after discharge were all responsible for crime waves and some vicious shit. I just think that sort of behaviour is not that far removed from the violence of rape.