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Air Force Leaders Testify on Culture That Led to Sexual Assaults of Recruits

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opednews.com Headlined to H2 1/26/13

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A weak command structure and a climate of fear among female personnel created the conditions that led to widespread instances of sexual assault of Air Force recruits by their instructors at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, senior Air Force commanders said Wednesday. "The Invisible War," a documentary about rape and sexual assault in the military that was recently nominated for an Oscar in the documentary feature category, has been credited with both persuading more women to come forward to report abuse and with forcing the military to deal more openly with the problem.

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