O f all the secrets of war, there is one that is so well kept that it exists mostly as a rumour. It is usually denied by the perpetrator and his victim. Governments, aid agencies and human rights defenders at the UN barely acknowledge its possibility. Yet every now and then someone gathers the courage to tell of it. This is just what happened on an ordinary afternoon in the office of a kind and careful counsellor in Kampala, Uganda. This particular case, though, was a puzzle.
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Sexual violence in the military
I was so young. I tried to report it. Rape within the US military has become so widespread that it is estimated that a female soldier in Iraq is more likely to be attacked by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. So great is the issue that a group of veterans are suing the Pentagon to force reform. Since the lawsuit became public in February, more have come forward, contacting attorney Susan Burke who is leading the case. These are likely to be future lawsuits.
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During the Revolutionary War, women served the U. Army in traditional roles as nurses, seamstresses and cooks for troops in camp. Some courageous women served in combat either alongside their husbands or disguised as men, while others operated as spies for the cause. Though not in uniform, women shared Soldiers' hardships, including inadequate housing and little compensation.
By Elizabeth M. Trobaugh Joint Force Quarterly W omen have been part of the U. During this time, female enlistees faced unofficial slander campaigns that sharply reversed enlistment.