Report: increased sexual assault in the military

The World

As we continue our conversation on women serving in war, we turn to a new report, ?Women Warriors: Supporting She ?Who Has Borne the Battle,’? that shows sexual assault in the military was up nine percent last year. But many assaults go unreported, and fewer than 10% of assailants are court-martialed. For a look at the culture of sexual assault in the military, we’re joined by the report’s author, Erin Mulhall, from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, and Army Sgt. Cara Hammer, who served in Iraq from 2004 to 2005 and works in veteran services at the IAVA.

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