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  •  Yep. There are some things a commander ought (0+ / 0-)

    not to be in charge of.

    •  Why? (0+ / 0-)

      Is that just a general statement or do you have some fact to back it up?

      It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

      by ksuwildkat on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 06:56:06 PM PST

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      •  A few thousand women who have failed to have (0+ / 0-)

        their assaults treated seriously enough for ya?

        •  based on??? (0+ / 0-)

          While I dont doubt that there are thousands of women AND MEN who feel that their cases were not resolved to their satisfaction, do you have any numbers to back up your claim?  How about these:

          Total Active force - 1.4 million.
          Total Force (including Guard/Reserve) - 2.5 million
          Total DoD employees - 3.3 million
          Total active duty dependents - 1.9 million

          Guard/Reserve numbers for dependents are less reliable because of the way they are reported but approximately 1.5  million

          So from a population of 6.6 million plus the civilian population those 6.6 million come in contact with you have - as of last year - about 3300 reported sexual assaults.  Not rapes, but sexual assaults.  No can you name one city with more than 6 million people that did better?

          Given how hard sex crime cases are to bring to trial it almost a given that someone is going to feel like they were wronged no matter what.  And least you think this is an military problem or an American problem, read this:

          http://www.cnn.com/...

          (CNN) -- Police in New Zealand say they're powerless to arrest two boys who've caused outrage with online boasts about raping underage girls too drunk to fight back.
          The alleged offenses happened two years ago but were only made public this week after local media came across a Facebook site, which named and "slut-shamed" girls the boys had allegedly attacked.
          Hmm...looking for the military leader who failed here......Oh and the population of New Zealand is 4.3 million.

          The military is not perfect but we are a hell of a lot better than any comparable group of people.

          It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

          by ksuwildkat on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 07:28:27 PM PST

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