Widespead Sex Abuse in Air Force, Report Says





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Published on Nov 17, 2012

"On Wednesday, The Air Force released its report detailing a culture of sexual abuse at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, where members of the Air Force go through basic training.

Eleven basic training instructors have been charged with offenses ranging from inappropriate touching of female recruits to rape. Two commanding officers have been removed, and Air Force Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr., commander of Air Education and Training Command, said at a press conference Wednesday that six more have received "disciplinary action." Forty-eight women — some as young as 17 or 18 years old — have come forward with stories of sexual misconduct.

According to a Department of Defense statement, the Lackland report found "weaknesses in institutional safeguards, leadership, and the instructor culture of self-accountability, with the conditions leading to abuse of power in basic military training 'ever-present.'"*

Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss the huge amounts of reports of sexual abuse in the Air Force and military as a whole, on top of the many that do not get reported. Is the Petraeus affair more newsworthy than this?

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