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Fmr. Air Force Sec.: Hyten accuser should testify publicly

July 31, 2019
Hallie Jackson | NBC News
Former Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James joins Hallie Jackson to discuss the sexual assault investigation into Joint Chiefs nominee General John Hyten. James says although the Air Force's investigation has been "thorough and impartial," the accuser, Kathryn Spletstoser, should have been allowed to testify before the American public.
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Sen. Martha McSally, first female fighter pilot to fly combat missions, says officer raped her in the military

March 7, 2019
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
There was an emotional moment at a Senate hearing Wednesday on sexual assault in the military. Sen. Martha McSally, the first female fighter pilot to fly combat missions, revealed she had been raped while serving in the Air Force.
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Reports of Sexual Assaults in Military on Rise

December 4, 2014
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
A new military study says that reports of rapes and sexual assaults in the military increased 8 percent in the fiscal year ending September 2014, Obama administration officials said.

How Islamic State uses systematic sexual violence against women

October 8, 2014
The Islamic State has gained notoriety for their beheadings and mass executions, but the group has also abducted thousands of women to make into sex slaves. A former female captive shares her story with the NewsHour, plus Gwen Ifill talks to Manal Omar of the United States Institute of Peace and David Jacobson of the University of South Florida about the exploitation of women by the Islamic State.
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Does rise in military sexual assault reporting signal progress in the crisis?

May 2, 2014
The Pentagon has seen a 50 percent rise in cases of sexual assault being reported, following escalated measures to prevent and combat rampant attacks within the ranks and amid growing pressure from Congress and the White House. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from former Capt. Anu Bhagwati of the Service Women's Action Network and retired Lt. Col. Geoffrey Corn, a former Army lawyer.
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Former Naval Academy Football Player Is Acquitted of Sexual Assault

March 21, 2014
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
A military judge on Thursday found a former United States Naval Academy football player, Joshua Tate, not guilty of sexually assaulting a fellow midshipman when she was too drunk to consent, bringing partial resolution to a highly publicized case that has lasted for nearly two years.
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Senate Rejects Blocking Military Commanders From Sexual Assault Cases

March 7, 2014
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
The Senate on Thursday rejected a controversial bipartisan bill to remove military commanders from decisions over the prosecution of sexual assault cases in the armed forces, delivering a defeat to advocacy groups that argued that wholesale changes are necessary to combat an epidemic of rapes and sexual assaults in the military.

NSA Phone Surveillance and Obama's National Security Team

June 7, 2013
NSA Phone Surveillance, Obama's National Security Team, and Military Sexual Assaults
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