There's a new documentary out that deals with the issue of rape in the military.
The statistics are staggering.
DOD reports 19,000 instances of sexual assault in 2010.
500,000 since wwII.
The personal narratives are saddening and enraging.
http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture...r-movie-reviewKori Cioca, a former US Coast Guard seaman who was beaten and raped by her supervisor, who admitted to the attack but not the rape and received 30 days of base restriction and loss of pay. Despite having post-traumatic stress disorder and sustaining an irreparably fractured jaw, Cioca had her medical claims denied.
[YOUTUBE="ECOqpv45tIo"]The Invisible War[/YOUTUBE]
The military, which failed to respond to the suffering of thousands of men and women, promptly responded to the PR problem created by the film.
Two days after watching "The Invisible War" April 14, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta directed commanders to hand over all sexual assault investigations to a higher-ranked colonel, and he announced the establishment of a Special Victims Unit for all military branches