Discussion in 'Military' started by JBeukema, Apr 4, 2011.
The Military's Secret Shame - Newsweek
Gates an' Rummy gettin' sued for rape...
Military Rape: Rampant, Ignored
May 18, 2011 - A lawsuit against Robert Gates and Donald Rumsfeld and new legislation try to stop an epidemic.
When I was stationed on Camp LeJeune in the mid-1950s there was a battalion of Women Marines ("BAMs") on base. While some of them were rather masculine and otherwise unattractive there were quite a few really good-looking ones. In addition to them there is a Naval Hospital on LeJeune and quite a few of the nurses and other female Navy personnel were beauties (I dated one). But I never heard of a single rape or anything like that.
I first heard about intra-military rape when women became integrated into combat units in the Army and serving on board ships in the Navy, neither of which I regard as a workable situation. Women do not belong in combat line companies or on naval vessels at sea. In the simplest terms it is asking for trouble.
But this homosexual rape incident is way out in left field. What the hell is happening to this country's military? I don't know about the Army but something like that could not have happened in the Marine Corps back in the 50s and 60s. Absolutely not.
Rapes happen, inside the military and outside too. The military force is itself just a cross section of our society, and they get a lot of bad people along with the good ones. As in civilian cases, it's hard to prove what is consentual and what isn't, often ends up as he said/she said. That's hwy the conviction rate isn't good, but I'd venture to say no worse than in the civilian justice system.
I got some doubts about that story, JB. He was 35? We let people in at 35 now? Last time I checked, which was awhile ago, you couldn't be older than 27.
They raised the age limit due to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rape happens, it is no more prevalent in the military then anywhere else. And I seriously doubt a command would tell a recruit it was his fault.
is there anything other than this article to back up these calims and the crux of the article?
22 years ago?
the CID would conduct investigations into such reports, they are trained investigators, they must be an NCO to apply, they must have at least 2 years fo higher educ. equaling at least 60 credits, Top Secret background check...etc etc..I don't see them buryinh these events.
frankly this article has all the earmarks of a hit piece ala Haditha....
I hope the soldiers who did this AND the higher ups who didn't do anything about it get a dishonorable discharge and court marshaled.
It didn't happen. No way a command would cover that up. They couldn't for one thing because of medical requirements. As mentioned this is a bogus claim by someone with an axe to grind.
Don't ask, Don't tell
Nan Levinson, a Boston-based journalist, is author of Outspoken: Free Speech Stories. Her next book, War Is Not a Game, is about the new GI resistance movement. She blogs at More Outspoken.
this article is unadulterated trash btw.......no, no agenda here
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