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Her War: The Aftermath of Military Sexual Assault

July 25, 2013 | 8:00 am

Her War: The Aftermath of Military Sexual Assault

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By Mimi Chakarova, Center for Investigative Reporting Since 1990, the number of women veterans in the United States has doubled to 1.8 million. But a lot of female veterans, especially those who are younger, don’t consider themselves veterans at all — they incorrectly assume that a “vet” must have served in combat. Thus, many of […]

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Speier Slams ‘Antiquated’ Military Justice System

May 16, 2013 | 3:08 pm

Speier Slams ‘Antiquated’ Military Justice System

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Rep. Jackie Speier sounded pretty frustrated when I talked to her on Wednesday. The South Bay Democrat has been trying for two years to reform the way the military handles sexual assaults. Her bills on the issue have yet to get out of subcommittee in the House. “Congress has got to take a much more […]

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SF Lawsuit Demands Combat Roles for Women

November 27, 2012 | 3:26 pm

SF Lawsuit Demands Combat Roles for Women

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They get shot at. They get bombed. The risk death for their country. Now some military women are fighting for the right to official combat positions. On Tuesday, four women represented by the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in San Francisco challenging a 1994 ban on women in combat roles. The women argue […]

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December 18, 2010 | 11:11 am

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Passes, 65-31

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1 p.m.: A quick selection of media coverage of the repeal vote: Advocate: Repealed! New York Times: Senate Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Washington Post: Senate votes to overturn gay military ban Politico: Six Republicans push ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ over the top 12:30 p.m.: REPEAL PASSES 65-31. Senator Evan Bayh is acting as president […]

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