It is generally understood -- certainly by members of the armed forces -- that free speech is not quite as unfettered generally as it is in the civilian world. Servicemembers don't openly question their superiors about orders received. Troops don't publicly denigrate the president -- who is their commander in chief -- or matters of military policy.
A recent article on military law presents some germane and interesting information concerning the singular aspects of a general court-martial case focused on sexual assault, and we pass along some central considerations for readers in today's blog post.
When it comes to sexual assault in the military, are things getting better?
According to a recently released study by the RAND Corporation, longstanding efforts by federal lawmakers to combat the incidence of sex crimes within the ranks of the military appear to be working as the number of reported sexual assaults among personnel has dropped considerably over the last two years.