A new report from the Pentagon's Inspector General puts the severity of military sexual assault in a new context: It's more likely to result in post-traumatic stress disorder than going into combat.

According to the IG's report released on Monday — Top DoD Management Challenges - Fiscal Year 2020 — 45% of women and 65% of men who reported being raped met criteria for PTSD, compared to 38.8% of men who had PTSD from experiencing combat.

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Just one day after the Army’s inspector general insisted that the service was doing everything in its power to address sexual misconduct among senior branch leaders, a Pentagon report detailed a pattern of sexual harassment and abuse festering right under his nose.

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Nearly a month after disgraced former airman Devin Patrick Kelley massacred 26 worshipers in a Texas church with guns he was able to buy legally but shouldn’t have been, the Department of Defense has published a bleak audit of the U.S. armed forces’ compliance with criminal reporting procedures: Nearly a third of those service members convicted of military crimes that should have barred them from buying firearms — including rape, murder, conspiracy, and domestic violence — went unreported to federal law enforcement.

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