What used to be an all-male institution with female support is now transexual and bisexual.
Some say that's a good thing, granting women access to the football field, so to speak. Others say it's out-right dangerous to have soldiers on the battlefield who can't lift a wounded comrade to safety.
Like all cultural Marxist endeavors there is a certain 'dumbing down' process required to admit those previously disenfranchised -- in this case, women soldiers. The physical requirements 'goal post' has been moved to accommodate those with lesser body strength. We wouldn't expect the military to do the same for the elderly or mentally infirmed. Why can't we, as a society, simply accept there are biological differences between genders and ethnic groups?
Is the military's obsession with sexual abuse and rape a distraction from its primary purpose: Protecting the nation? Or is it a minor inconvenience as the nation's defense system meshes with 21st century values regarding gender equality?
WHAT POLITICIANS DON'T SAY ABOUT THE MILITARY'S SEXUAL ASSAULT 'EPIDEMIC'
by JULIA POLLAK / Breitbart
When I joined the U.S. military in January 2011, a family member asked me: “Aren’t you worried about being raped?” And she wasn’t the only one. Many people cautioned me that I would be entering an institution synonymous with machismo, authoritarianism, and violence.
What I found instead was very different: professionalism, respect, and a strong presence of women in the highest ranks. I also found the most transparent, aggressive, and in-your-face Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program I had ever witnessed.
At bases in Great Lakes, Pensacola, and San Diego, I have received regular and frequent sexual assault prevention training. There have been posters with information about how to report sexual assault in every workspace and bathroom. And forms for reporting sexual assault have been prominently displayed.
Trained male and female Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and SAPR Victim Advocates (VAs) have made it a point of introducing themselves, sharing their phone numbers, and making themselves available to their fellow sailors. Chaplains and health care providers have similarly signaled their readiness to help.
Since my first days in boot camp, I have also received training regarding the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and even been required to memorize its articles. Article 120 of the UCMJ addresses rape, which is punishable by death. Article 128 addresses other forms of assault.
Under the UCMJ, any military service member or even retiree can be punished for offenses (UCMJ Article 77), including accessories (78) and anyone who conspires in the punishable activity (87). People who attempt to commit an offense and fail to succeed may also be court-martialed (80). And offenders may be punished for any lesser included offenses (79).
So even if the preponderance of evidence fails to support a conviction for rape or sexual assault, an accused soldier may still be discharged from the military and punished for a related offense like failure to obey an order (92), cruelty toward and maltreatment of a subordinate (93), unbecoming conduct (133), fraternization (134), or providing alcohol to a minor (134).
If service members fail to obtain justice through the regular process, which is largely at the discretion of their Commanding Officers (COs), there already is a way for them to circumvent the CO and file a complaint of wrongs against the CO under UCMJ Article 138.
That is why I have been surprised to hear U.S. Senators imply that service members currently have no recourse outside their CO and that a new, parallel organizational structure is needed.
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