Army Bans Braids and Twists Because They Don't Understand Black Hair

As if the military doesn’t have enough fires with all those sexual assault claims, the Army released an updated regulation banning twists and braids for female members. In response, African American soldiers have crafted a White House petition asking President Obama to order the Army to reconsider their new… » 4/01/14 5:30pm 4/01/14 5:30pm

Soldiers Mocked Affair Between General and Subordinate in Gross Skit

As testimony wraps up in the case of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, a new story has been revealed: when General Sinclair left the 172nd Infantry Brigade in 2010, his men put on a "raunchy skit" that consisted of one soldier pretending to be Sinclair and the other pretending to be his now-accuser (then mistress) offering… » 3/19/14 1:40pm 3/19/14 1:40pm

Army Sexual Assault Prosecutor Suspended for Alleged Sexual Assault

In the midst of a flurry of court cases and Senate activity over sexual assault in the military, the news that the Army's top sexual assault prosecutor assaulted a woman himself is probably not the kind of thing Army officials are excited about having to address. Well, whoops – here we go anyway. » 3/06/14 6:00pm 3/06/14 6:00pm

Fort Hood Soldier Convicted as Prostitution Ring Investigation Goes On

After a short deliberation, Master Sgt. Brad Grimes was convicted in military court Tuesday of conspiring to patronize a prostitute and solicitation to commit adultery. His was the first of what will likely be several cases involving a prostitution ring of female soldiers started by Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen. » 12/04/13 3:20pm 12/04/13 3:20pm

Trial Reveals Fort Hood Soldier Tried to Create a Prostitution Ring

A male sergeant stationed at Fort Hood military base is currently on trial for using a prostitution ring allegedly started by a fellow officer. The women in this ring were apparently fellow female soldiers who were struggling with their finances, and were approached through an Army sexual assault and harassment… » 12/03/13 10:10am 12/03/13 10:10am

Military Investigates West Point Grads for Pervy Rugby Emails

Two recent West Point graduates were removed from a basic officer leadership course at Fort Benning, Georgia by military officials in front of around 175 classmates yesterday morning. Our source says they're being investigated in relation to more serious charges tied to last spring's West Point rugby scandal » 7/25/13 1:00pm 7/25/13 1:00pm

Australian Army Chief Demonstrates How to Properly Confront Sex Abuse

Australia's army chief, David Morrison, is pissed off, and he's laying down the fucking law. After this week's news that 17 military personnel, including high-ranking officers, were under investigation for allegedly creating and exchanging "explicit and profane" emails, he's looking for change. Scratch that, he's … » 6/14/13 3:00pm 6/14/13 3:00pm

The Lady-Draft May Be In Our Future

We're not sure if the title of the Associated Press's report on whether women will be drafted now that they'll be fighting on the front lines — "Listen Up Ladies! Uncle Sam Might Want You Too" — is patronizing or sarcastic or what. (It'd make sense on a blog but seems a bit weird coming from the AP.) It skews towards… » 2/25/13 2:20pm 2/25/13 2:20pm

Senate Passes Amendment Barring Sex Offenders From the Military

It looks like there's at least one positive side effect of the summer's exposé of the sexual assault and harassment of 48 female trainees at Lackland Air Force Base—that attention's being drawn to the myriad problems and legal loopholes in the U.S. armed forces when it comes to the well-being of their female troops.… » 12/01/12 1:00pm 12/01/12 1:00pm

'Godlike' Army General Allegedly Threatened to Kill Woman if She…

Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair is accused of multiple sex crimes involving female subordinates, and his trial is a huge deal, since high-ranking Army generals rarely have to face a court martial or otherwise deal with claims of sexual assault, thus creating a hushed-up rape culture within the military. » 11/07/12 1:40pm 11/07/12 1:40pm