Commander: Army Investigating Assault Complaints


Alan Scher Zagier
Associated Press
February 16, 2011

The Army is aggressively investigating sexual assault complaints, the commanding general at Fort Leonard Wood said Wednesday — a day after more than a dozen U.S. veterans filed a lawsuit accusing the Pentagon of failing to take their complaints of sexual abuse by older soldiers seriously.

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Media Reports:
Military Rape and Sexual Assault Class Action Lawsuit

We will be posting media reports responding to the class action suit as they become available.

The Today Show
February 15, 2011

Veterans Say Rape Cases Mishandled APNewsBreak, February 15, 2011

Lawsuit Claims Pentagon Turned Blind Eye To Military Rape Victims Ronald S. Martin Blog, February 15, 2011

Military Rape Cases Mishandled, Veterans Say CBS News, February 15, 2011

Gates, Rumsfeld Sued Over U.S. Military’s Rape Epidemic   The Daily Beast, February 15, 2011

U.S. Veterans Sue Pentagon ‘After They Were Raped and Sexually Abused by Comrades’   The Daily Mail, February 15, 2011

Veterans Say Pentagon Mishandled Rape Cases, February 15, 2011

The Alyona Show
February 15, 2011
SWAN, ACLU and Yale University

US Veterans say Military Fails in Rape Claim Inquiries BBC News, February 15, 2011

Gates Agrees to Proposal to Repeal Gay Ban


The Associated Press
May 25, 2010


For additional information on this issue, please refer to the following reports:

Brown Says No to Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask’   Boston Globe, May 26, 2010

Editorial: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Compromise Good, But Not Good Enough  Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2010

Rep. Murphy: Dems Have The Votes For DADT Repeal  TPM, May 25, 2010

The Text of Lieberman’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal  The Washington Independent,  May 25, 2010

White House Green-lights DADT Repeal   The Advocate, May 24, 2010

The Rachel Maddow Show – MSNBC,  May 24, 2010

US Military Base Impasse Could Topple Japan Leader


Eric Talmadge 
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AP)
May 13, 2010

It is possibly the most controversial U.S. military facility in the world after the prison at Guantanamo Bay. Local residents like to call it the world’s most dangerous base. An impasse over its future could bring down the government of a key U.S. ally.

But this hotspot isn’t in Kyrgyzstan, or Afghanistan.

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