Human Rights

Sexual Violence

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    Sexual Assault in the U.S. Military
    Female service members are more likely to be sexually assaulted by a fellow member of the military than shot by an enemy combatant at war. As the reports increase, the controversial military justice system remains intact. The current policy gives commanders authority over the prosecution, often allowing perpetrators to evade accountability. The consequences are dire for survivors and the armed services at large, as the status quo undermines military readiness.     

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Ann Norris
Ann Norris

Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy