First of all…this day in history has been a busy day…..1904..US Marines land in North Africa to protect the Belgians….1942..The Battle of the Coral Sea…..1945..the final surrender of German forces…..1952 Allies have the largest bombing of North Korea.
Years ago there were many stories in the media about the rise in sexual assault among our troops….that was in the dark ages of news before Trump……but even though it is not making news these days….the crime has not gone away….
Reports of sexual assaults across the US military jumped by nearly 10 per cent in 2017, a year that saw a massive online nude-photo sharing scandal rock the services.
Officials familiar with the data say the overall increase was fuelled by a nearly 15-per cent surge in sexual assault reports in the Marine Corps.
The Marines were at the centre of last year’s online investigation. The military services launched a campaign to raise awareness of inappropriate behaviour and beef up enforcement of social media rules and conduct.
The Navy and the Air Force saw increases of about nine per cent in reported sexual assaults, while the Army went up eight per cent. US officials spoke on condition of anonymity to provide details ahead of the public release of the report.
It is sad that women should have to face this danger as well as the dangers of multiple deployments in regions of conflict.