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Being Sexually Assualted by Friendlies treated Differntly than Raped by Enemy

If you are in a combat zone and later suffer from PTSD your statements do not need be verified under VA regulations. But if your are raped in a combat zone by a fellow soldier, you have a higher burden of proof. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit so held in a recent case Hall v. Shenseki.  According to the Court the term" hostile" refers to enemy activity an apparently not the hostile activities of one who wears the same uniform of one!
Perhaps Congress should address this issues as well as the procedures to investigate and prosecute sexual assaults in the military.

2 Comments to Being Sexually Assualted by Friendlies treated Differntly than Raped by Enemy:

Comments RSS on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:24 PM
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