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Reported Sexual Assaults in US Military Fell Only Slightly in 2015

Although the U.S. military population has shrunk by thousands, the number of reported cases of sexual assault within the military dropped by only 1 percent last year. The Pentagon's annual report on sexual assault in the military, released Thursday, showed that service members continued to report such incidents at a high rate. There were 6,083 total reports of sexual assault in 2015, although some incidents occurred in prior years. Service members filed 5,240 reports; of those...

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