Monday, March 4, 2013

New articles on sexual abuse at the Air Force Academy and the Feres doctrine

In the past, I have posted several stories on the Feres Doctrine, which prevents military personnel from suing for injuries while in service and, in particular, about the on going scandals related to sexual assaults on female cadets at the Air Force Academy.  A few years ago, there were a number of high profile reports on this problem, but the Academy said it would take steps to correct the situation.  Last year, the New York Times published an article that suggested the problem is still rampant. About a week ago, the NYT published another article on the same issue here (with video).    Meanwhile, over at the PopTort there is a short comment on the issue (here) which recommends an Oscar-nominated documentary called The Invisible War.  (You can see the trailer here)

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