US Military Sexual Assaults Hobble Bush Administration Policies

From: Truthout

Sexual assaults and rapes by US military in Japan lead to a major international incident.

One would hope that behavior that requires the “regrets” of the president of the United States and the secretary of state and the stand-down of United States military forces for “reflection” and retraining in ethics and leadership would be punished severely enough to send a clear signal that the behavior will not be tolerated.

Yet the history of sexual assault and rape of women around US military bases, particularly in Okinawa, reveals a military institutional acceptance of this criminal behavior and a lack of enforcement of military regulations against such behavior by senior military officers.

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