The U.S. Military’s Child Sex Abuse Problem

The abuse is committed most often by male enlisted troops, according to new data, followed by family members.

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WASHINGTON  — Cpl. Aaron C. Masa became fast friends with a fellow Marine during field training in North Carolina. But behind his buddy's back, Masa was sexually abusing his friend's 3-year-old stepdaughter. He also took sexually explicit photos of the girl and the Marine's infant daughter. A military judge convicted Masa last year of sexual

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Cops Assault And Arrest Two Marines Who Were Giving First Aid To An Unconscious Man

“What you’re seeing here appears to be assault and battery under color of authority and is definitely a violation of the civil rights of these Marines”

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Reports: San Diego, Calif. – Two active duty U.S. Marines have been charged with felony assault and battery charges stemming from an altercation with San Diego police officers and face the possibility of being dishonorably discharged from the service if convicted, as well as up to three years in prison. Although being charged with assault and

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Many Returning Military Vets Bound For College

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After five years in the Marines, including a tour in Afghanistan in which he saw buddies die in combat, Andrew Kispert found going back to college as a new veteran one of his biggest challenges yet. For starters, there was the strangeness of resuming civilian life. “The hardest part is the […]

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After five years in the Marines, including a tour in Afghanistan in which he saw buddies die in combat, Andrew Kispert found going back to college as a new veteran one of his biggest challenges yet. For starters, there was the strangeness of resuming civilian life. "The hardest part is the culture shock," said Kispert, a

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Venezuela Sends Military To Fight Caracas Street Crime

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has launched a plan to fight crime in the streets of Caracas, with its first phase involving 3,000 military troops.

LIMA, Peru — Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has launched a plan to fight crime in the streets of Caracas, with its first phase involving 3,000 military troops. "Our armed forces are taking the streets to protect the people," Maduro said in a speech to military police and troops that was carried live on state television on Monday. "I call

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Most Military Sexual Assault Cases Go Unreported

In the vast majority of military sexual assault cases, the victim chooses not to report the attack or unwanted sexual contact.

They are young, often low-ranking service members out on the weekend in the late night and early morning hours. Sometimes they've been drinking. Often those who sexually assault them are in the armed forces, too. But in the vast majority of military sexual assault cases — as many as 22,000 in 2012 — the victim chooses not to report the attack or

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China: U.S. Military Buildup Is Destabilizing Asia-Pacific Region

In its latest account of national defense efforts, China said Tuesday that the United States is destabilizing the Asia-Pacific region by strengthening its military alliances and sending more ships, planes and troops to the area. The U.S. policy known as the “pivot” to Asia runs counter to regional trends and “frequently makes the situation tenser,” […]

In its latest account of national defense efforts, China said Tuesday that the United States is destabilizing the Asia-Pacific region by strengthening its military alliances and sending more ships, planes and troops to the area. The U.S. policy known as the "pivot" to Asia runs counter to regional trends and "frequently makes the situation

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