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A PTSD victim looks for a day when the Army will reform the “boys’ club” atmosphere that makes women soldiers a target for discrimination, harassment and rape.A PTSD victim looks for a day when the Army will reform the “boys’ club” atmosphere that makes women soldiers a target for sexual abuse.

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It can be shown that the patterns of military sex crimes are old and widespread -- for generations, military service has transformed large numbers of American boys into sexual predators. So it seems reasonable to ask whether perhaps there is something about military culture or training or experience that can be identified as causative, and then, perhaps, changed.After generations of silence, the question deserves an answer, and not a simplistic one.

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In addition to the inherent hardships and risks that come with serving in the military, many female soldiers are dealing with the potential trauma of sexual assault and rape, according to a PBS investigation for its "NOW" TV series.

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