Under the Obama regime’s radical left-wing policies, sexual assaults in the US military have exploded. Sexual assaults increased by 46% last year alone. However, the Obama administration is trying to put a positive spin on the dramatic increase. They are suggesting that victims have “more confidence” in the Department of Defense and are just more likely to come forward than before.From AP…
Reports of sexual assaults in the military increased by an unprecedented 46 percent during the last fiscal year, the Pentagon said Thursday.
It wasn’t possible to know whether the spike represented an increase in assaults, an increase in the percentage of people reporting them, or both. Defense Department officials portrayed the sharp increase as a sign that people are more confident about coming forward now that improvements are being made to the military’s system for handling assaults.
There were 3,553 sexual assault complaints from October 2012 through June, compared to 2,434 reports during the same period the previous year, according to statistics presented Thursday at the start of a two-day public meeting of an independent panel looking into the issue
The report to the so-called Response Systems Panel said an increase in reports was registered across all service branches – Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. And it noted that, while statistics for the full fiscal year are not yet available, there were more reports of sexual assault in the first three quarters of fiscal year 2013 than the 3,374 reported during the entire 2012 budget year.
“A change in reports of sexual assault may reflect a change in victim confidence in Department of Defense response systems,” said a 14-page slide presentation prepared for the panel.
The department in recent years has started a number of programs aimed at boosting the confidence of victims, including holding awareness training across the forces and adding legal help and more social services for those reporting assaults.http://topconservativenews.com/2013/11/sexual-assaults-in-the-military-exploded-by-a-staggering-46-last-year/