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Female Veterans Say Military Kicked Them Out And Classified Them As "Crazy' After Reporting Sexual Assault

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Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the military will begin new procedures for handling sex crimes, including creating a minimum rank for service members who deal with those cases. This news comes after a story that ran on CNN detailing cases of women in each branch of the military who were diagnosed with a mental disorder and dismissed from the military after filing a sexual assault or sexual harassment complaint. The stories are gruesome, telling of several women's experience of serious sexual trauma, who are then essentially rejected from the military when they share what happened to them.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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