MHN: Recruiters & Sexual Assaults, VA Sitting on $765M


Military Headline News – Rick Rogers

More controversy surrounding sexual assaults in the ranks.
Now military recruiters are under scrutiny after scandals nationwide.
Though military-wide figures are unavailable, the Army alone has averaged 65 sexual misconduct cases by its recruiters for each of the last five years.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is under fire again.

This time for not buying equipment to treat veterans. Critics fault the VA for sitting on more $765 million in budgeted funds.
A VA spokesman said the agency just wants to ensure the money is spent properly.
Army Sgt. John Russell has been found guilty by a military judge of premeditated murder. Russell was accused of killing five fellow soldiers at an Iraq combat stress clinic in 2009.

He faces life in prison without parole.
An officer accused of not stopping Marines from urinating on dead Taliban fighters in July 2011 is headed to a court-martial.
Capt. James V. Clement faces charges of dereliction of duty and conduct unbecoming an officer. No court date was set.
Rick Rogers, Military Headline News.


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Rick Rogers is a defense reporter based in San Diego.