Truman National Security Project

Invisible No More Blog: Silent No More

By Truman Project Staff | 11.1.12

Truman Fellows Rep. Niki Tsongas (D, MA-5) and Rachel Tardiff write about sexual assault in the military:

Military sexual assault must be part of the national security conversation

When President Obama and Governor Romney took to the stage for the final Presidential Debate on foreign policy last week, viewers expected to hear how each candidate plans to keep Americans safe and secure in the global community. The discussion rightfully focused on both threats from abroad and ways to protect our servicemen and women.

Central to that discussion is how we confront a threat that is much closer to home—a matter as critical to national security as Israel and Iran or horses and bayonets: military sexual assault.

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