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Bill Allows U.S. Troops to Block Sexual Abuse Overseas

Army Times reports that “a congressman wants members of the U.S. armed forces to stop sexual abuse on military installations and forward operating bases, including crimes by allied troops in their own countries.”  

“Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., announced Wednesday he would introduce a bill that, should it become law, would force the Defense Department to expand the scope of abuse service members should intervene to stop. The bill says it is in response to reports that soldiers and Marines have been ‘advised to respect cultural and religious practices of Afghans and told that sexual abuse perpetrated by local allies was a matter of Afghan law.'”

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