Sexual Abuse in the Military

USA Today has a chilling story today on sexual abuse in the military. A new study shows one in seven female Afghanistan and Iraq veterans who visit the VA for medical care report being victims of sexual assault or harassment during their duty. More than half of these women suffer post-traumatic stress disorder. Less than 1-in-100 male soldiers experience sexual assault or harassment. The study covers 125,000 soldiers who sought care between 2001 and 2007. An employee who works at the Miles Foundation, which aids military-related trauma, estimates that less than a third of women who come for sexual attacks report their abuse to the military.