here. Bottom line up front:
New sexual assault data on Thursday delivered both good news and bad news for a U.S. military struggling to overcome what officials have condemned as a serious problem. The number of assault reports filed by military members went up 8 percent, but an anonymous survey showed that fewer troops experienced unwanted sexual contact.
Despite the improvement in some numbers, the survey also revealed that more than 60 percent of the women who said they filed sexual assault complaints said they faced retaliation.