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Sexual Violence Victims Say Military Justice System Is 'Broken'

There are some 19,000 sexual assaults in the military each year, the Pentagon estimates. But many victims say they have nowhere to turn and risk ruining their careers by reporting attacks.
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The Value And Risk Of Drawing A Red Line

The term "red line" has been used by the U.S. and other countries to refer to unacceptable actions including Iran's development of nuclear weapons and North Korea, and the use of chemical weapons in Syria. While there is value in having clear-cut parameters for intervention, there is also great risk.
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Mortar Training Suspended After Marines Die

The Marines have suspended use of 60 millimeter mortars after a round exploded in its firing tube during a training exercise. At least seven Marines were killed and several were injured in the blast Monday night during mountain warfare training in Nevada's high desert.
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Off The Battlefield, Military Women Face Risks From Male Troops

According to Pentagon research, a quarter of all women who join the military are sexually assaulted during their careers. Many cases go unreported, and some victims say the perpetrator is a superior to whom they would have to report the assault.
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U.S. Families Forced To Adjust To Women Going Off To War

In today's military, there's a chance that it's the wife and mother who heads off to war, not the husband. That role reversal poses challenges to families and society.

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