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VA Finds Sexual Assaults More Common In War Zones

27/12/2012

 

VA Finds Sexual Assaults More Common In War Zones
About half of women sent to Iraq or Afghanistan report being sexually harassed, and nearly one in four say they were sexually assaulted, according to new research by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The study — based on anonymous surveys of female servicemembers who deployed to war — suggest a far higher prevalence of sexual misconduct against women in war zones than is reflected by complaints gathered by the various service branches.

In February, more than 20,000 women were serving in Afghanistan. In the preceding year, only 115 reports were filed alleging sexual assault, according to the Pentagon.

The findings show that there are traumatic strains beyond combat when troops go to war, said Amy Street, a lead researcher, clinical psychologist and a deputy director at one of VA’s National Centers for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorders) in Boston.

Source: USA Today

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One Response to VA Finds Sexual Assaults More Common In War Zones

  1. Jack on 22/05/2013 at 21:52

    Well then GET THEM OUT OF THE COMBAT ZONE YOU RIGHT WING LIBERAL’S WANTED THEM IN COMBAT YOU GOT IT, THEY CANNOT EVEN PICK UP A WOUNDED MARINE, OR SOLDIER, SO GET THEM OUT OF THAT AREA OF WAR, THEY ARE A HUGE DISTRACTION, MEN ARE MEN, AND WOMEN ARE THE BEST THING A MAN COULD HAVE IN A WAR ZONE, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS GOING TO HAPPEN??SEX SEX SEX AND MORE SEX, THEN YOUR GOING TO BE DELIVERING BABIES IN A FOXHOLE/FIGHTING HOLE for Marines.



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