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  •  Thanks for your work on this issue, Senator. (5+ / 0-)
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    tytalus, devtob, skohayes, commonmass, LuLu

    You really understand that the nature of these crimes and correctly define sexual abuse as the violent crime that it is.  I also appreciate the fact that when I've seen you interviewed you make sure that people understand that some 50% of the victims are male which is important for people to understand.  The story here is not about women being the weaker more vulnerable sex - it is about violence and crime in the military which looks to be "equal opportunity" and cannot be blamed on women being in the military.

    In any case, one thing that I don't know and maybe you do is what kind of discipline would a service member face were they found to have simply badly beaten another service person?  

    Are attacks that do not have a sexual component to the crime treated differently than those where sexual abuse is involved in military circles?

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