Confronting Sexual Assault In The Military | Connecticut Public Radio

Confronting Sexual Assault In The Military

Dec 18, 2017

In recent weeks, one industry after another in the U.S. has begun to confront sexual harassment and assault.

But the military has known for years that it has a problem—by the U.S. Department of Defense’s own estimate, nearly 15,000 service members were sexually assaulted in 2016.

This hour, we talk with a veteran about her experience after reporting an alleged assault while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. And we get perspective from a national group that advocates for reform in the military justice system.

Plus—it’s flu season. Many media outlets have reported dire estimates about how effective this year’s flu shot may be.

We talk with a doctor—why does it matter if you get this year’s vaccine?

And the General Assembly is calling for a special session to restore funding for Connecticut’s Medicare Savings Program—we get the latest on the repercussions of the new state budget.


*We are not using Leslie’s full name to protect her privacy.

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.