New data on sexual assault in the U.S. armed forces
Sen. Kerstin Gillibrand (D.-NY)
The Washington Post is running charts showing a sharp increase in sexual assaults in the U.S. armed forces. "The numbers have taken a dramatic upswing in the past two fiscal years. But advocates and the Pentagon warn that the number of victims is probably higher because women often don't report assaults."
Perhaps these data will cause some (5+) of the 45 Senators who voted against cloture on Sen. Kerstin Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act earlier this year to have second thoughts.