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Report: Retaliation Hurts US Military Bid to Curb Sexual Assault

U.S. military personnel who are sexually assaulted and report the crime often face retaliation, but little is done to hold wrongdoers accountable even though various disciplinary responses are available, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The rights group, in a 113-page report based on interviews with sexual assault victims, said the military's response to retaliation was often seen as ineffective, hamstrung by jurisdictional limitations or too tied to the command structure. One of...

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