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Subject:  Re: Sexual assault stats in the military Date:  6/28/2013  10:00 AM
Author:  katinga Number:  37498 of 38414

These headlines are too often being supported by one, two, or ten of the worst cases imaginable and painting a picture of military life which is just not a true representation of service our country.

Agree that rape statistics (and the like) are frequently inflated. Should we use a multiplier of 2 or three for the exaggeration or is it more like 10?

Will the new policy on gays make sexual assault cases more or less frequent in your opinion?

I can see arguments going both ways. As the article suggests, it will take the stigma away from making an outcry. On the other hand, it may increase the temptation for some superiors or bullies to test the boundaries.
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