Sexual Assault Reports In Military On The Rise in 2014
A new Pentagon survey says reports of sexual assault in the U.S. armed forces have jumped eight percent over the past year.By Jay Strubberg | December 5, 2014
President Obama said, "Not only is it a crime, not only is it shameful and disgraceful but it is also going to make and has made our military less effective than it can be."
That was President Obama last May speaking on the issue of sexual assault within the U.S. armed forces. It's a problem the administration obviously wants eliminated, but, according to a new Pentagon report, there's still a lot of work to be done.
The lengthy 1,136-page anonymous survey by the RAND Corporation says there were nearly 6,000 sexual assaults reported in 2014. That's up eight percent over last year and a huge 66 percent jump from 2012. (Video via U.S. Army)