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Now That Women Can Serve, How About a Rape-Free Combat Zone?

Half the Sky Movement

Overshadowing the edict allowing women to serve in the military was Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh's testimony that sexual assault in the Air Force had skyrocketed by 30 percent in 2012 — from 614 to 796 documented cases. Since 2006, nearly 100,000 women have been assaulted in the military. Isn't it time for top military officials to make women's safety a priority?

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  • Yasha Wallin

    Thanks for sharing this, it's a very important issue that I hope gets more attention. There were a few calls to action in the article - what do you suggest the best way to push for reform around this would be?