TV News LIES

Saturday, Apr 18th

Last update08:21:06 PM GMT

You are here News Military Service Members Sue Defense Secretary Over Alleged Military Rapes

Service Members Sue Defense Secretary Over Alleged Military Rapes

E-mail Print PDF

Leon Pinetta According to current Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, some 19,000 sexual assaults are alleged to have occurred in the military last year alone, but because of fears of retaliation, only 20 percent of those are reported. On Thursday night, Panetta was interviewed on NBC about the issue, which he called an “outrage.”

He once again pledged his commitment to confronting the issue, as he has repeatedly in the last year, announcing a slew of new measures, including the establishment of special victims units within every branch, new policies that would allow victims to transfer into a different unit, and—as of just this week—he ordered all branches to review their sexual-assault training and response programs.

But according to Burke and others, the changes don’t go far enough. “The reason we keep bringing more is because, despite the rhetoric and the show of good faith from Panetta, we still haven’t seen any obvious fixes,” Burke told The Daily Beast. “And they’re continuing to deprive people of their constitutional rights.”

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Army morale low despite 6-year, $287M optimism program

Army morale lowMore than half of some 770,000 soldiers are pessimistic about their future in the military and...

The hidden battle to build the Air Force's new stealth bomber

hidden stealth bomberThe bombardment began early this year on the airwaves and online.“What will the next revolution in...

US Army Guardsmen tried to sell guns, ammo, armor to Mexico cartels

US Nat'l guard sold ammo to cartelTwo active duty reservists of the U.S. Army National Guard were arrested in California on Wednesday...

Reckoning point: Ex-US guards face sentencing in Iraq case

blackwaterA yearslong legal fight over a deadly shooting of civilians in an Iraq war zone reaches...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!