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Rape, Hazing, Discrimination & Harassment Archive

Despite the warnings, a worrisomely large number of senior officers have been investigated and even fired for poor judgment, malfeasance and sexual improprieties or sexual violence — and that is just in the last year. ~ Thom Shanker, New York Times

Another top general ensnared in Petraeus scandal

Jay Bookman – (Atlanta Journal Constitution) – November 13, 2012 – I guess if you create a culture in which generals are treated as rock stars, they eventually begin to act like, well, rock stars.

Complete with groupies.

As The Washington Post reports:

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — The FBI probe into the sex scandal that led to the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus has expanded to ensnare Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced early Tuesday.

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Nurturing a toxic culture and other news

Posted October 14, 2012 By Forseti

…the toxic culture of the military allows “open and blatant sexual harassment to occur on a daily basis,” and retaliates against its opponents…

…While the military claims a zero-tolerance policy and touts systematic reforms regarding rape and sexual assault, “this rhetoric has failed to change the misogynistic culture of the Army and has not resulted in any meaningful reform or reduction in sexual assaults”… – Military Accused of Nursing Culture of Rape & Retaliation

Halliburton senior vice-president and six others nabbed in prostitution sting
Clifford Pugh – (Culture Map) – October 12, 2012 –  A Halliburton senior vice president and six others were arrested Thursday in an undercover prostitution sting in north Harris County. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office vice unit focused on suspects soliciting sex online and set up the sting operation from a motel located off I-45 and FM 1960.

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(The Inquisitr) – September 26, 2012 – A US Army Brigadier General has been charged with multiple sex crimes, including forcible sodomy, inappropriate relationships, and adultery. He was also charged with possessing alcohol and pornography while he served as a senior commander in Afghanistan earlier this year.

Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair, who was a deputy commanding general with the 82nd Airborne Division, faces a possible court martial after the charges were handed down on Wednesday, reports ABC News.

Sinclair was sent home to the US in May in the middle of his Afghanistan combat tour, where he served in southern Afghanistan as the deputy commander of logistics and support. He was sent to the division’s home base of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, while potential misconduct allegations were investigated.

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Ore. defense contractor target of investigation

Undated photo of of Sky and Anne Sky – from Ashland Chamber of Commerce website

Jeff Barnard – (Associated Press) – Grants Pass, Ore. – July 25, 2012 – Federal authorities are investigating whether a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program manager made sure an Oregon defense contractor won nearly $160 million worth of contracts as part of a cozy relationship that included snowboarding and fishing vacations, trips to Singapore and Bali, and sex with female employees.

Affidavits filed in U.S. District Court in Eugene outline findings and statements from investigation that Jerry Hodgson, a program manager for the corps in Omaha, Neb., rigged bids on eight contracts dating back to 2004 for Sky Research Inc. of Ashland. The company specializes in aerial surveys of old military bombing and gunnery ranges to find unexploded weapons.

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Boots on the ground and other news

Posted April 29, 2012 By Forseti

…Kirby Dick’s The Invisible War, an indictment of the rape “epidemic” within the U.S. military, has brought swift action from the Pentagon…

…Dick’s film, filled with heartbreaking accounts of sexual assaults against both female and male soldiers, often at the hands of their military superiors, gets its international premiere Friday at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, plus two more screenings during the festival that runs to May 6… ~Peter Howell, Toronto.com

Virginia Beach company in legal battle over boots
Robert McCabe – (The Virginian-Pilot) – April 29, 2012 – It’s a tale with the makings of a guerrilla mockumentary, but the players aren’t fooling around.

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