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SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE MILITARY

StoryAugust 01, 1997
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Guests
Ko Htike

a Burmese-born blogger. He is in contact with about 10 people inside Burma who send him information and photographs to post on his blog. He joins us on the telephone from London.

Jeremy Woodrum

co-founder of the US Campaign for Burma. He helped spearhead a successful nationwide boycott of the Burmese military government and organized delegations to visit refugee camps near the Burma-Thailand border.

Bo Kyi

a Burmese human rights activist living on the Thailand-Burma. He was a political prisoner in Burma for 7 years.


The Army leadership has decided that four mid-level officers at the Aberdeen Ordnance Center and School should only receive administrative punishment for failing to prevent a widespread sex scandal, and that the two star general in charge of the base should not be held responsible for the misconduct. No one in the chain of command was found culpable of any serious charge, such as dereliction of duty. This decision, which was not to be made public until next week, comes as the Army completes several major studies of gender relations in its ranks. Those studies reveal widespread bias against women in the military, including discrimination by male commanders against female troops and a selection system that allowed wife-beaters to fill the prestigious job of drill sergeant.

Guest:
• Karen Johnson, Vice President at the National Organization for Women. She is a retired lieutenant colonel who served in the military for 20 years.


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