12 Navy Sailors Involved in Female Officer Shower Scandal

Earlier this month, news broke that a handful of women, three of whom were part of the first female class to join the Navy's submarine training program were secretly filmed showering by a 24-year-old petty officer. But after more investigation, the Navy has confirmed that while one dude was responsible for the… » 12/14/14 4:36pm 12/14/14 4:36pm

Gillibrand Not Buying the Pentagon's Report on Military Sexual Assault

A fairly jubilant new report released Thursday by the Department of Defense claims that military sexual assault has dropped sharply in the past two years, while at the same time more victims have come forward to report being assaulted. The Pentagon sees it as clear win, a sign that service members finally feel… » 12/04/14 6:50pm 12/04/14 6:50pm

500 Military Members Disciplined or Fired for Sexual Harassment

According to a new report, the United States military fired or disciplined nearly 500 service members for sexual harassment in a 12-month period. In that fiscal year, the report says, there were 1,366 reports of sexual harassment, 13 percent of which involved repeat offenders. » 5/16/14 1:20pm 5/16/14 1:20pm

Pentagon Official Abuses Power in Pursuit of Cat Care

If you thought the NSA scandal was a disturbing reminder of the reality that we live in a world where fallible humans have access to virtually limitless power, wait until you hear about the latest military scandal. Turns out, under our very noses, a top official at West Point has been using his position to obtain all… » 6/14/13 7:10pm 6/14/13 7:10pm

Female Soldiers Sue for Their Right to Fight in Combat

Two female soldiers are suing the U.S. military for banning them (and all women) from front-line combat positions, an act which they say violates their right to equal protection under the Fifth Amendment — and affects their salaries, promotion and advancement, and future retirement benefits. » 5/24/12 1:10pm 5/24/12 1:10pm

Let Women Soldiers Serve in Combat, Says Panel

Women soldiers can serve in combat support roles, but not in straight-up combat. A military panel made up of current and retired officers wants the Pentagon to change that. What kinds of craptastic opposing arguments can we expect to hear? » 1/15/11 12:00pm 1/15/11 12:00pm

What You Need To Know About The Wikileaks Rape Scandal

So Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, has been accused of rape, then un-accused, and now re-accused. Also potentially involved: Swedish pirates, and the Pentagon. A little confused about what's going on here? Don't worry, we're here to help. » 9/01/10 11:09am 9/01/10 11:09am

Vanity Fair And The New Yorker Expose The Clandestine Operations That…

Hola, patriots! We have a treat for you today at Crappy Hour: we read two really long stories for you, Gail Sheehy's first rough draft of the demise of Hillaryland in Vanity Fair and Seymour Hersh's investig-planation of what exactly your tax dollars are doing in Iran. And oh my goodness, the stuff we knew that we… » 7/01/08 10:30am 7/01/08 10:30am

And The $300 Million Defense Contract Goes To...The 22-Year-Old Abusive…

Do you ever wonder, where do the weapons our Pentagon is buying to supply the Afghan counterinsurgency actually come from? Well, duh, China, but, let's start over. Meet Efraim Diveroli. He has some sort of $300 million Pentagon contract to supply ammunition to the government. He also has: never had a real job, a… » 3/27/08 10:00am 3/27/08 10:00am