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Col. Ann Wright
Col. Ann Wright

Ann Wright is a retired Army Reserve colonel and a 29-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserves. She was also a diplomat in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia. She received the State Department’s Award for Heroism for her...


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The Kojo Nnamdi Show: “The Invisible War”

June 5, 2012

“The Invisible War” directors and SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati on WAMU’s “The Kojo Nnamdi Show.”


Articles on Rape in the US Military

Military sexual assault prevention and response policies, and the culture of violence against servicewomen are among the issues covered here.

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The Guardian: A Culture of Coverup: Rape in the Ranks of the US Military

By Naomi Wolf

June 15, 2012

“A new documentary by director Kirby Dick, The Invisible War, about systemic rape of women in the military and the retaliations and coverups victims face, has won awards in many film festivals, and recently even triggered congressional response. The examples of what happens to women soldiers who are raped in the military are stunning, both in the violence that these often young women face, and in the viciousness they encounter after attacks…

Articles on Rape in the US Military

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Mother Jones: House GOP Blocking Abortion Access for Raped Soldiers

By Kate Sheppard

June 13, 2012

“Republican Senators John McCain, Scott Brown, and Susan Collins all support an effort by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat from New Hampshire, to expand abortion access for military women who are raped. But despite bipartisan support in the Senate, Shaheen’s proposal may not make it into the final version of the 2013 defense authorization bill—because House Republicans oppose it…