Sexual Assault in the US Military



The Air Force officer in charge of the Air Force’s sexual assault prevention program was arrested Sunday for sexual assault.

Over at Wired, reporter Spencer Ackerman wrote an article with many links that puts this arrest in context with other recent sexual assaults in the military. The Wired article is an excellent piece to share in classrooms.

If I tried to write that story line in a book, I bet the editors would come and tell me it stretched the imagination too far. But it doesn’t, because this kind of thing happens all the time.

Want more information? Watch The Invisible War, the 2012 award-winning documentary about sexual assault in the military.


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