Sexual Assault In The Military

Sexual Assault In The Military

Kojo explores how the military's justice system helps or hinders victims of sexual assault, and looks at efforts to reform the system.

A Department of Defense report released Tuesday shows a 35 percent increase in military sexual assaults since 2010. It has prompted stern warnings from President Barack Obama and outrage among lawmakers. They point to the weekend arrest of the officer in charge of sexual assault prevention for the Air Force on sexual battery charges as the latest example of a widespread failure in training and prevention. We explore the report and what's being done to address the issue.

Guests

Jeff Schogol

Reporter, Air Force Times

Susan Burke

Attorney, Burke, PLLC

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