Dangerous Liaisons: Sex and the Military in the Age of Obama

The Academy Award-nominated documentary The Invisible War examines the scourge of sexual assault in the modern American military.  As presented by the New America Foundation (NAF) at Washington, D.C.'s E Street Theater at a February 13, 2013, screening and panel discussion, appropriately combatting such horrific crimes has become a serious concern for America's defenders.  Analysis of The Invisible War and its underlying subject matter, though, calls into question the propriety of recent defense policy changes eliminating military exclusions of homosexuals and opening up female ground combat positions. The Invisible War's subject matter has reached disturbing proportions.  One of the web pages on the film website states that "20% of all active-duty female soldiers are sexually assaulted."  "Today," as another film webpage declares, "a woman serving in Iraq or Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow service member than to be killed in the line of...(Read Full Article)

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