Today the Boston Globe reports:
Congress targets sex assaults in military - Measure demands Pentagon action
An outcry over MILITARY RAPE attacks has prompted Congress to step in. Language deep within the 1,150-page, $662 billion defense appropriations bill, approved by the House last night, demands that the Pentagon aggressively address the violence and protect service members.
The article also states:
The Military has invested $1.8 million in the past two years to train judge advocates to handle sexual assault cases. Which I’m sure was a Ponzi Scam!! …..Train a military JAG on how to be a lawyer?! ….I say kick their incompetent asses out of the military and hire a real attorney and give the $1.8 million back to American taxpayers!
Yet victims’ advocates and government watchdog groups say this has been a tepid response to a massive problem. The Government Accountability Office concluded the Pentagon lacked the oversight to ensure “a consistent and effective approach’’ to sexual assault investigations.
Read more: http://bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2011/12/15/congress-targets-sex-assaults-military/wS8zyK6Wz73t9F5vnEMhaL/story.html