July 2014

July 27 – Stars and Stripes: Handling of military sexual assault up for debate

July 25 – Congresswoman Tsongas Press Release: In House Floor speech, Tsongas challenges VA to better support MST survivors

July 24 – Navy Times: Enlisted women to serve on attack submarines after 2020

July 21 – Stars and Stripes: To change a culture: New Air Force training focuses on eliminating sexism in the military

July 17 – DoD News: DoD, DoJ Improve Sexual Assault Response Advocate Training

July 10 – Military Times: Marines open infantry training to hundreds more female officers

July 2 – Washington Times: Military pensions could become targets in sex assault convictions

July 1 – Epoch Times: Navy Promotes First Women to Four-Star Admiral

July 1 – KCENTV: Female Soldier Takes On Combat Role On Fort Hood

June 2014

June 30 – MSNBC: Obama names ex-CEO Robert McDonald as VA nominee

June 24 – Huffington Post: “Speech Is Power” At Military’s First Official Pride Month

June 23 – Herald Online: Judge Sri Srinivasan, India Abroad Person of the Year 2013

June 19 – Military Times: Hillary Clinton weighs in on key military issues: sex assaults, extending U.S. forces in Afghanistan

June 16 – News Daily: What it will take to end sexual assault in the military

June 14 – Workers World: Scandal in health care goes beyond Veterans Administration

June 11 – MSNBC: Government report: VA care uneven for sexual assault survivors

June 11 – Think Progress: The Other VA Scandal: Military Sexual Assault Victims Still Fighting to Receive Benefits

June 10 – Military Times: Report: Benefits claims related to sexual assault treated unevenly

June 5 – Voice of Russia: Fort Hood Prostitution Case Signals Systemic Problem in the Military

June 3 – Washington Post: Private testifies in Fort Hood prostitution case

 

May 2014

May 30 – Portland Press Herald: Mainer who fought for rape victims in military wins $405,000 disability – and an apology

May 30 – Washington Post: Alleged sex assaults by drill sergeant the latest in a long line during military training

May 30 – RH Reality Check: Mixed Results for Women in House Version of National Defense Authorization Act

May 26 – Washington Times: Pentagon using change in diagnoses to hide sexual assault cases, critics charge

May 25 – MSNBC: Memorial Day comes at a rocky time for veterans

May 15 – Salon: Pentagon’s Pathetic Victory Lap: Why It’s Supposed Military Rape ‘Solution’ is Just Spin

May 13 – Washington Times: Stiffer Mandatory Sentencing Sought for Military Sex Crimes

May 4 – Christian Science Monitor: How Women are Scaling Barriers to Combat

May 2 – International Business Times: Military Sexual Assaults Up By 50%; Advocacy Groups and Politicians Wary of ‘Better Reporting’ Claim from Pentagon  

May 1 – PBS NewsHour: Does Rise in Military Sexual Assault Reporting Signal Progress in the Crisis? 

May 1 – BuzzFeed: Department of Defense Announces New Sexual Assault Prevention Strategy

May 1 – Federal News Radio: Huge Spike in Reported Military Sexual Assaults 

May 1- NPR News: Lawsuit Filed Against VA on Behalf of Military Sexual Trauma Survivors

May 1 – Military Times: Lawsuit Claims VA Discriminates Against Sexual Assault Victims

May 1- Stars and Stripes: VA Sued Over PTSD Claims Related to Sexual Assault 

April 2014

April 30 –  New York Times: Veterans Agency is Sued Over Handling of Trauma Claims

April 30 – Wall Street Journal: Veterans Sue U.S. Over Benefits for Sex-Assault Victims

April 30 – The Guardian: Obama Administration Sued by Veterans Over Military Sexual Assault 

April 30 – NBC News: Vet Groups Sue VA for Rape Discrimination

April 30 – Hartford Courant: Lawsuit: VA Discriminates Against Veterans with Sexual Trauma

April 30 – New Haven Register: Yale Law School Suit Alleges Veterans Administration Biased Against Sexual Assault Victims with PTSD 

April 30 – San Diego Jewish World: Senator Richard Blumenthal Moves Against Sexual Assaults on College Campuses and in the US Military

April 30 – SWAN Press Release: Military Sexual Harassment and Assault Survivors Sue VA for Discrimination

April 30 – Filing: SWAN, VVA v. Shinseki Petition for Review

April 29 – U.S. Congressman Bruce Braley: Braley: We Should Claw Back Federal Aid for Students Convicted of Sexual Assault

April 24 – Stars and Stripes: Probe of Army General Calls Insular Military Culture into Question

April 11 – The Hill: Turner, Tsongas Offer McCaskill Sexual Assault Provisions

April 10 – Congresswoman Niki Tsongas: Tsongas, Turner Unveil New Military Sexual Assault Legislation

April 9 – PR Week: ‘Friends of Sinclair’ Website Was Front and Center in MWW’s Defense of General

April 6 – MSNBC: Fort Hood Shooting Renews Attention to Mental Health

April 2 – MSNBC: New Military Program to Protect Victims Sees Early Success 

March 2014

March 28 – Washington Times: Battle Still Rages After General’s Sexual Assault Sentencing

March 27 – U.S. Representative Dina Titus: Titus, DeLauro Introduce Military Sexual Trauma CARE Act

March 21 – Washington Post: As Military Sex Cases End, More Calls for Change

March 21 – Daily Beast: How Did General Sinclair Get Off?

March 21 – RT: Legal Experts ‘Can’t Believe’ US General Avoided Jail Time in Sex Assault Case

March 21 – PressTV: US Military Under Fire After Controversial Sex Assault Rulings

March 20 – LA Times: Gen. Sinclair Gets Reprimand, Must Forfeit Some Pay in Army Sex Case

March 20 – NPR: US General Spared Prison in Sexual Misconduct Case

March 20 – Military.com: Sinclair Case Shows Flaws in Military Justice

March 20 – The Guardian: Jeffrey Sinclair: US General Guilty of ‘Inappropriate Relationships’ Avoids Jail 

March 20 – SWAN Press Release: Statement in Response to Today’s Sentencing Announcement in Case Against Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair

March 19 – Marine Corps Times: Lawmakers Still Debating Sexual Assault Case Reforms

March 18 – Christian Science Monitor: Can Military Try Sexual Assault Cases? Critics Decry General’s Plea Deal

March 14 – New Zealand Herald: Military Closes Ranks on Sexual Assault 

March 13 – The Hill: Why Gillibrand Bill Faces Midterm Danger 

March 13 – Al Jazeera America: Navy Bars 151 Sailors from Jobs After Sexual Assault Review 

March 11 – NBC News: Failed Sex-Assault Bill Echoes in Case Against General 

March 11 – Stars and Stripes: Restriction of ‘Good Soldier’ Defense at Center of Senate Bill 

March 10 – Politico: Claire McCaskill’s Sexual Assault Bill Passes 

March 10 – Slate: Senate Passes Military Sexual Assault Bill, Ends ‘Good Soldier’ Defense 

March 10 – New Jersey Star Ledger: Editorial Board: The Senate Misses the Point on Military Rape 

March 8 – America Weekend: Sexual Assault in the Military

March 7 – MSNBC: Sexual Assault Bill Goes Down on Procedure

March 6 – C-SPAN: Military Sexual Assault Senate Debate

March 6 – LA Times: Senate Rejects Stronger Military Sexual Assault Bill

March 6 – Defense One: Military Sexual Assault Reform Fails on Chain of Command Issue

March 6 – Huffington Post: Gillibrand’s Military Sexual Assault Reform Fails in the Senate

March 6 – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz: Schatz Pledges to Continue Fighting to Protect Service Members from Sexual Assault

March 6 – U.S. Congressman Bruce Braley: Braley’s Statement on Senate’s Failure to Pass Military Justice Improvement Act

March 6 – SWAN Press Release: Statement in Response to Today’s Senate Filibuster of the Military Justice Improvement Act

March 6 – SWAN Press Release: Statement in Response to Threats to Filibuster Senator Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act During Today’s Senate Debate

March 6 – VICE News: Trial Looms Over Military Sexual Assault Reform

March 5 – NPR’s The State of Things: Addressing Sexual Assault in the U.S. Military

March 5 – The Adirondack Daily Enterprise: Pushback on Gillibrand’s Military Sexual Assault Bill

March 3 – Fayetteville Observer: Brig. Gen. Jeff Sinclair Court-Martial Scheduled to Begin Today at Fort Bragg

March 2 – Washington Times: Sen. Kirsten Gillbrand Confident Military Sexual Assault Bill Will Pass

February 2014

February 27 – Christian Science Monitor: Sexual Assaults: Army Removing 588 Soldiers From ‘Positions of Trust’

February 25 – Alabama.com: 8 Percent of Women Army Soldiers Want to Move to a Combat Role, Survey Says 

February 24 – Christian Science Monitor: US Military’s New Tactic to Curtail Sexual Assaults: Nab Serial ‘Predators’

February 23 – Taking the Hill with Patrick Murphy: The Next Frontier for Change in the Military

February 21 – Foreign Policy: Washington Do-Gooders Love ‘House of Cards’

February 19 – U.S. News & World Report: Give Members of the Military Access to the Justice They Deserve

February 17 – Marine Corps Times: Sex Assault and the Pressure to Prosecute: Why Some Marines Fear Justice is Not Blind 

February 14 – New York Times: Lead Prosecutor’s Abrupt Departure Rattles Military Sexual Assault Case

February 11 – Esquire: So Now What Do We Do About Military Rape? 

February 11 – New Republic: Why Do Ted Cruz and Rand Paul Support Kirsten Gillibrand’s Bill? The Four Most-Plausible Theories

February 11 – Adirondack Daily Enterprise: Gillibrand’s Military Justice Bill Up for a Vote

February 10 – Washington Blade:  Pentagon Sees No Need for Gay Discharged Troops Bill

January 2014

January 31 – MSNBC.com: Panel: Keep Military Commanders in Charge of Sexual Assault Cases 

January 31 – U.S. News & World Report: Former Top Officers Say Internet Age Limits Meddling in Sexual Assault Cases

January 30 – Stars and Stripes: One Year Later, Military Criticized Over Rate of Progress for Women in Combat 

January 30 – Brian Schatz, U.S. Senator for Hawaii: Schatz, Gillibrand Seek Justice for Service Members Discharged Due to Sexual Orientation

January 27 – Des Moines Register: Who Gets Iowa’s Guest Tickets for Obama State of Union Speech? 

January 26 – New York Times: Obama Should Invite a Female Veteran of Combat to the State of the Union Address 

January 26 – MSNBC’s Taking the Hill: Opposing Views on Fighting Military Sexual Assault

January 24 – San Diego Free Press: About Those Legal Changes in Military Sexual Assault Cases

January 24 – SWAN Press Release: SWAN Statement One Year After the Defense Department Lifted the Combat Exclusion Policy

January 18 – MSNBC: Gillibrand’s Tireless Fight Against Military Sexual Assault

January 10 – Christian Science Monitor: Sexual Harassment in the Military: What Female Cadets Have to Say

January 10 – Bloomberg Politics: Sexual Assault Reports Decline at U.S. Military Academies

January 10 – NPR: Report: Sexism Part of Military Academies’ Culture

January 10 – SWAN Press Release: SWAN Responds to Defense Department Report on Sexual Assault at Military Service Academies

January 10 – Independent Voter Network: 2014 NDAA Orders Investigation into Wrongful Discharges in Military

January 9 – Huffington Post: Women’s Difficulty with Pull-Ups is About More Than Biology

January 8 – RH Reality Check: Military General Criticized for Sexual Assault Prosecutions to Retire

January 7 – Christian News Network: Marine Corps Delays Implementation of Pull-Up Requirement 

January 5 – National Journal: The Next Fight Over Military Sexual Assault is Already Here

January 5 – Miami Herald: Rapid Fall for Army General Accused of Sex Crimes

January 4 – FOX & Friends: Marines Delay Implementation of Pull-Up Requirement

January 3 – CNN Anderson Cooper 360: Do the Marines Need a Pull-Up Requirement?

December 2013

December 29 – Stars and Stripes: Year in Review: Review of Military Justice System Comes Amid Outcry on Sexual Assault Cases

December 27 – NPR: Marines: Most Female Recruits Don’t Meet New Pullup Standard

December 26 – Stafford County Sun: Editorial: Sexual Assault

December 20 – Bloomberg Businessweek: Black Women Named to a Top U.S. Navy Job Says Wimps Fail 

December 20 – Al Jazeera America: Congress Approves Limited Protections for Military Sexual Assault Victims

December 20 – San Diego Union-Tribune: Senate Advances Defense Bill Over Rift on Amendments 

December 19 – SWAN Press Release: SWAN Statement on the Ten Women Graduating Today from the Marine Corps Infantry Training Battalion

December 18 – Los Angeles Times: Senate OKs Compromise Defense Spending Bill 

December 18 – San Antonio Express-News: PTSD is Real for Sexual Assault Survivors 

December 17 – RH Reality Check: Gillibrand’s Sexual Assault Measure Slated for a Stand-Alone Vote 

December 16 – SWAN Press Release: SWAN Responds to Secretary Hagel’s Announcement Naming New SAPRO Director

December 13 – MSNBC: What’s Next in the Fight to Stop Military Sexual Assault 

December 11 – POLITICO: Sexual Assault Fight: ‘It’s Long from Over’

December 11 – UT San Diego: Congress Confronts Military Sexual Assault 

December 10 – SALON: Military Sexual Assault Agreement Advances Without Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s Reforms

December 10 – Military Times: Defense Bill Strengthens Rape, Sexual Assault Protections

December 10 – RH Reality Check: Defense Bill Will Not Include Gillibrand’s Military Sexual Assault Amendment 

December 10 – The Take Away with John Hockenberry: Deal Reached on Military Sexual Assault Bill

December 10 – Bloomberg Politics: Gillibrand Vows to Pursue Military Sexual-Assault Bill 

December 10 – USA Today: Congress Aims to Fix Military Sexual Assault Crisis

December 10 – Huff Post Politics: Key Military Sexual Assault Reforms Dropped from Defense Bill

December 10- SWAN Press Release: Statement on Congress Not Including MJIA as an Amendment to 2014 NDAA

December 8 – The Washington Times: Political Quagmire Stymies Military Sex-Assault Solutions

December 8 – The Hill: Gillibrand Sees Assault Vote Slip Away

December 4 – SWAN Press Release: Statement on Army Prostitution Ring Conviction

December 4 – Daily Beast: Time is Almost Up for Congress to Vote on Reforming

December 3 – New Republic: A Sergeant Pimped Out Female Soldiers. The Army’s Going After a John. This is Progress for the Military.

December 2 – National Journal: Why the Senate May Do Nothing About Sexual Assaults in the Military

December 1 -San Antonio Express-News: GI Sex-Assault Victims Face Battle for Disability Benefits

November 2013

November 23 – Weekends with Alex Witt: SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati Weighs in on Sex Discrimination in the Military and Stalled Combat Integration

November 22 – The Guardian: Why Must the First Female Combat Graduates Take Support Jobs?

November 21 – U.S. Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia Mark R. Warner: Sens. Warner, Collins, Kaine and Grassley Introduce Legislation to Protect Military Whistleblowers

November 20 – All In with Chris Hayes: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati Discuss MJIA’s Legislative Status

November 20 – Washington Post: Three Women Pass Marine ‘Grunt’ Test but Corps Holds Off on Letting Them in Infantry

November 20 – National Journal: Senators Duel for Votes on Sex Assault Bill

November 20 – Sierra Sun Times: Generals, Veterans, Advocates and Sexual Assault Survivors Continue Push for Independent Military Justice System

November 20 – RH Reality Check: Momentum Builds for Gillibrand’s Military Sexual Assault Amendment 

November 19 – Marine Corps Times: Death of Premature Baby Fuels Latest Challenge to Feres Doctrine

November 18 – Huffington Post: Who Will Stand with Military Sexual Assault Survivors When it Counts This Week

November 18 – The New York Times: The VA and Sexual Trauma 

November 17 – The New York Times: For Assaulted Veterans, a Second Battle 

November 15 – UPWORTHY: A Marine Was Assaulted. Her Commander Said She Deserved it For Wearing Running Shorts.

November 15 – The Nation: Military Stifling Support for Sexual Assault Reforms, High-Ranking Officer Says

November 15 – Feministing: An Infographic and a Way to Tweet Against Rape in the Military Now!

November 15 – Feministing: Follow Friday #endmilitaryrape Edition

November 15 – Huffington Post: Why #passMJIA? 50 Facts About Sexual Assault in the U.S. Military

November 14 – The Hill: Gillibrand Backers Wary of Her Changes to Sexual Assault Bill

November 14 – National Journal: McCaskill Makes it Personal in Battle Over Military Assaults

November 14 – Democracy Now: Senate Faces Historic Vote on Handling Military Sexual Assault Epidemic Outside Chain of Command

November 14 – National Advocates for Pregnant Women Media Release: New York Appeals Court Affirms Rights of Pregnant Women

November 13 – Ms. Magazine: Military Sexual Assault Victims Barred from Essential Disability Benefits 

November 11 – Slate: Battling for Veterans’ Benefits: New Data Show Unfair Treatment at the VA for Survivors of Sexual Assault in the Military

November 11 – Military Times: Sex Assaults Prompt Two Bills to Overhaul Article 32 Hearings

November 11 – The Christian Science Monitor: More Iraq, Afghanistan Vets Going from Service Member to Member of Congress

November 11 – The Nation: Twice Betrayed: Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma Face Discrimination at the VA

November 11 – U.S. News & World Report: Veterans Day 2013 Marks the End and a Beginning

November 11 – POLITICO: Iraq, Afghanistan Change the Face of Veterans Day

November 9 – Stamford Advocate.com: Advocates: VA Discriminates Against Sexual Assault Victims

November 8 – Stars and Stripes: Report: VA Denies Sexual Trauma Claims at Higher Rate Than Other Claims

November 8 – CNN: Report: Troops Filing Sexual Trauma Claims Less Likely to Get PTSD Benefits

November 8 – Newsweek: Sexual Trauma Victims Lose Out on PTSD Benefits: Report

November 8 – Blog of Legal Times: VA Discriminates in Vet Claims for Sexual Assault Trauma

November 8 – Talk Radio News Service: Sexual Trauma Mishandled by VA

November 8 – newstimes.com: Advocates: VA Discriminates Against Sexual Assault Victims

November 7 – PBS NewsHour: Reports of Sexual Assaults in the Military Rise 46 Percent

November 7 – Military.com: Report: VA Biased Against Sexual Trauma Claims

November 7 – Stars and Stripes: Group of Senators Begin Push to Remove Sexual Assault Cases from Chain of Command

November 7 – The Guardian: Reports of Military Sexual Assault Rise Sharply, Pentagon Figures Show

November 7 – Baltimore Sun: VA Discriminates Against Sexual Trauma Victims, Advocates Say

November 7  – Connecticut Health Investigative Team: Report: VA Grants Few Disability Claims for Sexual Trauma

November 7 – New Haven Register: Yale Law School Study: Benefits Lag for Sex-Assault Victims in Military

November 7 – Torrington Register Citizen: Report: VA Grants Few Disability Claims for Sexual Assault Trauma

November 7 – RH Reality Check: Gillibrand Starts Final Push to Reform Military Sexual Assault Prosecutions

November 7 – SWAN, ACLU, ACLU of Connecticut, Yale Veterans Legal Services Clinic Press Release: VA Says Issues for Military Sexual Assault Survivors Are Solved, Lawsuit Forces VA to Release Data Showing Problems Persist

November 6 – New York Times: Sexual Abuse in the Military

November 6 – MSNBC: Democrats Unite on New Military Sexual Assault Bill

November 6 – Think Progress: Number of Military Sexual Assault Victims May Be Higher Than Estimated, New Report Fears

November 6 – Sierra Sun Times: Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Protect Military Sexual Assault Victims During Article 32 Proceedings

November 5 – KOAMtv.com: Blunt, McCaskill Open New Front in Battle Against Military Sexual Assaults

November 5 – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer: Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Protect Military Sexual Assault Victims During Article 32 Proceedings

November 5 – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill: Senators Open New Front in Battle Against Military Sexual Assaults

November 5 – SWAN, IAVA, VVA Press Release: Veterans Organizations Call on Congress to Pass Senator Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act

November 5 – SWAN, IAVA, VVA: Open Letter to Congress: Pass the Military Justice Improvement Act

November 5 – SWAN, IAVA, VVA: Military Justice Improvement Act Informational Flyer

November 1 – CBS: Former Marine Finds Peace Through Yoga

October 2013

October 31 – Jurist: Service Women Amend Complaint Over Combat Exclusion

October 31 – SWAN Press Release: SWAN Amends Lawsuit, Fight to Open Combat Positions to Women Continues

October 25 – ABC News: Court Stops Lawsuit Over Death of Soldier’s Son

October 25 – Washington Post: Court Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit Over Death of Soldier’s Newborn But Blasts Related Rule

October 24 – Roll Call: Tester, Pingree Push Clapper for Change to Protect Assault Victims

October 24 – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, 1st District of Maine: Lawmakers Vow to Continue Fighting to Protect Survivors of Sexual Assault 

October 24 – U.S. Senator for Montana Jon Tester: Tester, Pingree Question Intelligence Director Over Security Clearance Reversal 

October 22 – ESPN E-60: The Enemy Within

October 20 – The Virginian-Pilot: Guardsman Blew Whistle, Then His Career Blew Up

October 17 – POLITICO: Navy Nominee Seeks to Clarify Remark 

October 16 – Idaho Statesman: Boise Conference Speaker: Lobby Senators on Military Assaults

October 15 – POLITICO’s Women Rule series: A Validating Voice of Passion

October 14- New York Times: The Military’s Hail Mary

October 11 – Military Times: Adjustment Disorder May Now Net Disability Pay

October 11 – Stars and Stripes: Testimony from Navy Undersecretary Nominee Raises Eyebrows 

October 10 – POLITICO: Navy Nominee Stirs Sexual-Assault Controversy

October 10 – The Hill: Gillibrand Blasts Navy Nominee Over Sexual Assault Stance

October 10 – SWAN Press Release: SWAN Disagrees with Navy Undersecretary Nominee on Sex Assault

October 7 – Loyola University New Orleans: Loyola Hosts Lecture on Sexual Assaults in Military

October 4 – San Diego Union-Tribune: Combat Job Opening to Women Sailors

October 2 – Think Progress: Shutdown Threatens Progress on the Veterans Disability Benefits Backlog

September 2013

September 30 – POLITICO: Government Shutdown: VA Backlog At Risk

September 30 – SWAN Press Release: Press Release- SWAN Statement on Possible Government Shutdown

September 27 – The Guardian: Docubeat: Excerpts from The Invisible War

September 27 – The Daily Beast: Politicians Push Back at Military Sexual Assault Panel Held This Week

September 25 – POLITICO: Military Still Secretive on Sex Crimes

September 24 – New York Times: General’s Court-Martial Delayed in Sexual Assault Case 

September 24 – The Guardian: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Gains Support for Army Sexual Assault Reform

September 20 – Feministing.com: Quick Hit: Anu Bhagwati on the Military and Miss America

September 19 – MAKERS Blog: SWAN Weighs in on Military Service and Miss America

September 18 – Stars and Stripes: Navy Must Do More to Deter Sex Crimes, Advocates Say

September 17 – Native America Calling: To War or Not to War?

September 13 – WNCN: Increase in Navy Sexual Assault Reports 

September 12 – SWAN Press Release: SWAN Statement on Sexual Assault Reporting 50% Increase in Navy

September 11 – Washington Post, Post TV:  Serving Our Service Members in a Post-9/11 World

September 5 – SWAN Press Release: Justice Department Directs VA to Extend Benefits to Same-Sex Married Couples

September 3 – The New York Times: Military Rape, Enemy Within the Ranks

August 2013 

August 16 – Dame Magazine: The Pentagon’s New Policies on Sexual Assault are Underwhelming

August 16 – The Nation: Despite Changes, Advocates for Victims of Sexual Assault in the Military Continue to Fight for Reform

August 16 – Wall Street Journal: General’s Prosecution Comes Amid Sexual-Assault Furor

August 16 – Federal News Radio: Pentagon Orders New Measures to Combat Sexual Assault 

August 16 – Ms. Magazine: DOD Releases Weak Sexual Assault Reform Measures

August 16 – MSNBC Melissa Harris-Perry: Critics Say Pentagon’s ‘Shallow’ Sexual Assault Proposals Don’t Go Far Enough

August 15 – Al Jazeera America: Pentagon Moves to Curb Sexual Assault

August 15 – SWAN Statement: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati Responds to U.S. Department of Defense’s Update on Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Measures

August 14 – Business Insider: Colonel Defends Controversial Sexual Assault Poster, Expert Calls it ‘Classic Commanding Officer Hogwash’

August 9 – Bloomberg: Pentagon Readies Sex-Assault Rules to Act Before Congress

August 9 – The Kansas City Star: U.S. Pacific Fleet Forms Task Force on Sex Assault

August 9 – Wall Street Journal: Pentagon Prepares Rules on Sexual Assault

August 9 – CBS This Morning: Military’s Top Brass Prep Measures to Combat Sexual Assault

August 9 – MSNBC: Will a Tea Partier Take on Military Sex-Assault?

August 8 – POLITICO: President Obama MIA on Military Sexual Assault?

August 7 – MSNBC Jansing & Co.: Military Catches Flak for Poster that Warns of Sexual Assaults

August 6 – POLITICO: Decades Behind: Sexual Assault Unchecked as Defense Department Ducks Reforms

July 2013

July 29 – U.S. News & World Report: Gillibrand Versus McCaskill and Levin: The War to Solve Military Sexual Assaults Heats Up

July 25 – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan Press Release: Pocan & Rangel Introduce Bipartisan Restore Honor to Service Members Act for Gay Veterans Discharged Due to Sexual Orientation

July 25 – MSNBC Melissa Harris-Perry: Rift Over Military Sex Assault Reform Splits Dems

July 24 – News-Leader.com: Senate Prepares to Tackle Military Sexual Assault

July 22 – The Courier-Journal: Rand Paul Cites SWAN’s Support of MJIA as a Factor For His Support

July 18 – U.S. News & World Report: Trial for Former Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention Chief Begins

July 18 – The Christian Science Monitor: Progress in Caring for Survivors of Military Sexual Assault

July 12 – Huffington Post: SWAN Discusses Why Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention Materials Perpetuate Rape Mythology

July 1 – Boston Magazine: SWAN Weighs In On the U.S. Coast Guard’s Base Boston and Military Sexual Assault

June 2013

June 28 – The Indianapolis Star: SWAN Describes the Military Climate that Prompted Rep. Jackie Walorski’s Bill

June 27 – SWAN Press Release: SWAN, VVA File Joint Petition to Reform Disability Claims Process for Military Sexual Assault Survivors

June 27 – Independent Voter Network: Number of Military Sexual Assaults and Unplanned Pregnancies Increases

June 26 – Military.com: SWAN Talks About Military Sexual Assault and the Debate Over Pornography

June 24 – New York Times: Quote of the Day from SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati

June 23 – New York Times: In Debate Over Military Sexual Assault, Men Are Overlooked Victims

June 23 – Times Union: VA Reaches Out to Female Vets

June 21 – Daily Beast: SWAN and the Ms. Foundation Petition the Wall Street Journal to Stop Trivializing Military Sexual Assault

June 19 – Stars and Stripes: Supporters, Critics Open Fire on Women in Combat

June 18 – SWAN Press Release: White House Meeting with SWAN

June 13 – Independent Voter Network: 85,000 Veterans Sought Treatment for Military Sexual Trauma in 2012

June 12 – MSNBC Melissa Harris-Perry: Senate Set for Battle Over Military Sexual Assault

June 9 – MSNBC’s DISRUPT: Karen Finney Asks SWAN Why Decision-Making for Sexual Assault Cases Must Be Removed From the Chain of Command

June 8 – America Weekend: Paul Harrison asks SWAN’s Greg Jacob Which Policy Changes Can Help Solve the Military’s Sexual Assault Crisis

June 5 – Salon.com: America’s Allies May Help Solve the Military Sexual Assault Crisis, SWAN Weighs in On Flaws with the Current System

June 5 – CNN Politics: Military Chiefs Oppose Removing Commanders from Sexual Assault Probes

June 5 – The Washington Post: Was the Military Sexual Assault Hearing Stacked Against Major Changes?

June 5 – The Epoch Times: Military Top Brass Concede Faulty Screening

June 4 – C-SPAN: Full Coverage of the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing, Including 3rd Panel Testimony from SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati

June 4 – All in With Chris Hayes: Interview with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Goldie Taylor and SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati on Senate Committee Hearing Testimony From the Military’s Top Brass

June 4 – The New York Times: Joint Chiefs Testimony on Sex Crimes Dismay Senators

June 4 – Reuters: Senators, Military Brass Battle Over Curbing Sexual Assault

June 4 – FOX News: Service Chiefs Push to Keep Authority in Military Sexual Assault Cases

June 4 – VOA News: Female Senators Lecture Military Chiefs on Sex Assault, SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati Testifies on Military Culture that Creates Target-Rich Environment for Sexual Predators

May 31 – NPR’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane: Interview with SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati and the Invisible War’s Jessica Hinves on Solutions to Military Sexual Assault

June 3 – SWAN Press Release: SWAN to Testify at Senate Hearing on Sexual Assault

May 2013

May 30 – GIMBY: Advocacy Groups Say Inspector General Criticisms of Military Sexual Assault Education Efforts Don’t Go Far Enough

May 24 – Washington Post: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati’s Memorial Day Weekend Edition Op-ed on Recruiting and Promoting More Women in the Military

May 23 – Good Morning America: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati Weighs in on Allegations at West Point

May 23 – Stars and Stripes: Does Military Culture Foster Environment of Sex Abuse?

May 23 – Bloomberg Businessweek: U.S. Sergeant Raped in Afghanistan Found Nowhere to Go

May 22 – WLF 18 News: Hagel Informs Obama of Allegations at Fort Hood

May 22 – FOX 43 TV: Obama Vows Sustained Effort, SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati Says No Quick-Fix to Military Sex Abuse Crisis

May 20 – FOX News: Report Says Over 85,000 Veterans Treated Last Year for Military Sex Abuse May 20 – Daily Journal: Thousands of Military Sex Abuse Victims Seek VA Health Care, Disability Benefits

May 20 – HNGN: Veterans Affairs’ Study Confronts Sexual Assault Issues in the Military

May 19 – C-SPAN’s Washington Journal: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati on Military Culture, Military Justice and Service Women’s Action Network

May 19 – Chicago Tribune: Increased Military Focus on Sexual Assault Training, SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati Says Training Not Enough

May 18 – Vancouver Sun: Sexual Assault Cases Soar in Military

May 16 – Bloomberg News: Polling Specialists Question Pentagon Sex-Assault Survey, SWAN Policy Director Greg Jacob Says Numbers Not Inflated

May 12 – Washington Post: Pentagon Grapples with Sex Crimes by Military Recruiters

May 16 – SWAN Press Release: Landmark Legislation Introduced to Professionalize the Military Legal System

May 16 – All In with Chris Hayes: Anu Bhagwati, Senator Gillibrand, and Rachel Maddow on Military Sexual Assault

May 15 – Washington Post: Pentagon Faces Outrage Over String of Sexual Assaults

May 15 – NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati and The Invisible War’s Amy Ziering Discuss Military Sexual Violence

May 15 – MSNBC: Military Sexual Assault Epidemic Grows Despite Promises and Proposals

May 15 – Star Tribune: Another Military Member Assigned to Prevent Sexual Abuse Accused of Assault

May 15 – NBC News: Military Faces Tipping Point

May 15 – MSNBC: Army Prevention Coordinator Charged with Abusive Sexual Contact

May 15 – NPR: Women in Combat – Obstacles Remain As Exclusion Policy Ends

May 14 – HuffPost Live: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati, Actress Troian Bellasario and Marine Veteran Sarah Plummer Discussing Military Sexual Violence

May 14 – SWAN Press Release: Statement from Executive Director Anu Bhagwati on Breaking Sexual Misconduct Scandal at Fort Hood

May 14 – Stars and Stripes: SWAN Policy Director Greg Jacob on Military Justice Reforms

May 11 – MSNBC’s Craig Melvin: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati and Veteran Sherry Kurtz on Military Sexual Assault

May 11 – MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati on Military Sexual Assault

May 10 – AP TV: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati on Military Sexual Violence

May 10 – New York Times: Ruth Moore Act Addresses Claims for Military Sexual Assault Survivors

May 9 – New York Times: Lawmakers Focus on Military Sexual Violence

May 8 – U.S. News and World Report: SWAN Policy Director Greg Jacob on Need for Military Justice Reform

May 8 – Democracy Now!: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati Discussing Military Sexual Violence

May 7 – MSNBC Jansing & Company: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati on Rise in Sexual Assault Reports in Military

May 6 – Forbes: Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention Official Charged with Sexual Battery

May 6 – MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati on Military Sexual Violence and Air Force Scandal

 2013 Summit Press

April 25 – SWAN Press Release: VA Settles Lawsuit with SWAN, ACLU

April 25 – NBC News: Convicted of Sexual Assault and Transferred to New Post

April 18- MSNBC Andrea Mitchell Reports: Congresswoman Pingree, SWAN and Ruth Moore on Ruth Moore Act and VA Reform

April 18 – St. Louis Post Dispatch: SWAN Honors Senator “Mad Dog McCaskill with Lauterbach Award for Truth and Justice

April 18 – The Nation: Chloe Angyal on the Importance of Storytelling and Truth and Justice Summit

April 18 – Hometown Source: Senator Klobuchar Receives Lauterbach Award for Truth and Justice 

April 18 – MSNBC Andrea Mitchell Reports: Congresswoman Pingree, SWAN and Ruth Moore on Ruth Moore Act and VA Reform

April 17 – Morning Sentinel: Ruth Moore Accepts Voice for Change Award at Truth and Justice Summit

April 17 – WCSH6: Truth and Justice Summit and Ruth Moore Act

April 11 – MSNBC’s The Cycle: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati on Military Sexual Violence, Truth and Justice Summit

April 2013

April 17 – SWAN Press Release: SWAN Hosts Second National Summit on Military Sexual Violence for Veterans

April 10 – NBC News: Army Video Game Meant to Curb Sexual Assault; Critics Call it an Affront

April 9 – NBC News: Defense Secretary Demands Reform on Conviction Reversals

April 8 – The Associated Press: Defense Secretary Seeks Change on Conviction Reversals

April 8 – The Huffington Post: Defense Secretary Calls for Ending Military Law to Overturn Court Martials

April 8 – ThinkProgress: Defense Secretary Pushes Congress to Change UCMJ Article 60

April 8 – Military Times: SWAN Weighs in on Security Clearance Change, Paving Way for Sexual Assault Survivors to Seek Counseling

April 7 – WYSO: SWAN Legal and Programs Director Rachel Natelson on Military Sexual Violence

April 5 – Victory for Survivors

April 5 – Jennifer Beals and Senator McCaskill Headline Summit

April 5 – The Huffington Post: Sexual Assault Victims Seeking Security Clearance No Longer Need to Disclose Counseling

April 5 – U.S. News and World Report: Policy Change for Security Clearance in Sexual Assault Cases

April 3- SWAN Press Advisory: SWAN to Host National Summit on Military Sexual Assault

March 2013

March 29 – Campus Progress: Blog Post on SWAN Legislative and Policy Webinar

March 28: Foreign Affairs: Essay by SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati on Military Sexual Violence

March 22 – Washington Post: Women Veterans Organizations Missing from Defense Secretary’s Meeting

March 22 – The Washington Post: Women Veterans Organizations Missing from Defense Secretary’s Meeting

March 19 – SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati’s Blog Post for Move to End Violence

March 19 – Move to End Violence: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati’s Blog Post for Move to End Violence

March 15 – Richard French Live: SWAN Legal Director Rachel Natelson on Civil Remedies as Deterrent for Military Sexual Assault

March 14 – The Washington Post: Senate Military Sexual Assault Hearing

March 14 – San Antonio Express: Senate Military Sexual Assault Hearing

March 14 – SWAN Press Release: SWAN Testifies Before Senate

March 14 – Stars and Stripes: Senate Military Sexual Assault Hearing

March 14 – CNN: Senate Military Sexual Assault Hearing

March 13 – PBS News Hour: Senate Hearing on Military Sexual Assault

March 13 – Guardian: Senate Military Sexual Assault Hearing

March 13 – NPR Tell Me More with Michel Martin: Senate Military Sexual Assault Hearing

March 13 – C-SPAN: Full Coverage of Senate Hearing on Military Sexual Assault

March 13 – CBS Nightly News: Senate Military Sexual Assault Hearing

March 13 – Huffington Post: Senate Military Sexual Assault Hearing

March 13 – MSNBC Hardball with Chris Matthews: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Senate MST Hearing

March 12 – MSNBC The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell: Preview of Senate Hearing with SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati and Rebekah Havrilla

March 12 – WNYC: Senate Hearing on Military Sexual Assault

March 12 – The New York Times: Editorial on Military Sexual Assault

March 11 – San Antonio Express: Defense Secretary Hagel’s Response to Sexual Assault Case

March 6 – SWAN Press Release: Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel to Hold Hearing on Military Sexual Assault

March 4 – Associated Press: Appointment of First Woman to Lead Air Force Academy

March 4 – ABC: Maj. Gen. Michelle Johnson’s Appointment to Head Air Force Academy

February 2013

February 28 – The New York Times: Follow Up on Military Sexual Assault VA Claims Reform Editorial

February 28 – Navy Times: Senator Gillibrand to Hold Senate Personnel Sub-committee Hearing on Military Sexual Assault

February 25 – TIME Battleland: The Unfairness of the Feres Doctrine

February 25 – NPR: Women and Selective Service

February 24 – Stars and Stripes: National Defense Authorization Act and Military Sexual Assault Policy

February 23 – The New York Times: Editorial on The Ruth Moore Act of 2013

February 23 – The New York Times: Opinion Piece on The Invisible War

February 21 – Linkiesta (Italian): Military Sexual Assault

February 20 – SWAN Press Release: SWAN Applauds Bill Providing Equal Benefits for Same-Sex Military Spouses

February 15 – Globo TV: SWAN’s Greg Jacob on Women in Combat

February 14 – Rolling Stone: Rape in the Military

February 13 – Stars and Stripes: Introduction of The Ruth Moore Act of 2013

February 13 – Military Times: VA Policy Change Proposed in The Ruth Moore Act of 2013

February 13 – U.S. News and World Report: The Ruth Moore Act of 2013

February 13 – The Online Sentinel: The Ruth Moore Act of 2013

February 13 – The Guardian: The Ruth Moore Act of 2013

February 13 – The Huffington Post: The Ruth Moore Act of 2013

February 13 – ABC: Military Lag in Helping Victims of Sexual Assault

February 13 – SWAN Press Release: Ruth Moore Act Introduced in Congress

February 13 – SWAN Statement: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati’s Remarks at Press Conference for Introduction of The Ruth Moore Act of 2013

February 13 – The Huffington Post: The Ruth Moore Act of 2013

February 12 – U.S. News and World Report: Op Ed from SWAN Legal Director Rachel Natelson on Women and Select Service

February 12 – Great Falls Tribune: Senator Tester and Ruth Moore Act of 2013

February 11 – Army Times: Introduction of The Ruth Moore Act of 2013 and Military Sexual Assault VA Claims Process

February 11 – Army Times: Introduction of The Ruth Moore Act of 2013 and Military Sexual Assault VA Claims Process

February 9 – USA Today: Advocacy Groups Don’t Want Standards Changed for Women

February 7 – Next Generation: SWAN’s Rebekah Havrilla on Women in Combat 3rd video

February 6 – SWAN Media Advisory: Senator Tester and Congresswoman Pingree to Introduce the Ruth Moore Act of 2013

February 6 – U.S. News Max: Women and Selective Service

February 6 – The Washington Post: Women and Selective Service

February 4 – On the Issues Magazine: Challenges for Women Veterans

February 1 – Associated Press: Marine Survey Response to Women in Combat

February 1 – C-SPAN: Coverage of Women in Combat Symposium Co-Sponsored by SWAN

January 2013

January 31 – SWAN Statement: SWAN Comments on Hagel Confirmation Hearings

January 31 – New York Observer: Military Sexual Assault

January 30 – Native America Calling: SWAN Policy Director Greg Jacob on Combat Exclusion Repeal

January 30 – International Business Times: Women In Combat

January 30 – The Huffington Post: Military Women Deserve VAWA Protection

January 29 – NBC News: Women Registering for Selective Service

January 27 – CBS News: Air Force Sexual Assault Policy, Lackland

January 26 – MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati on Combat Exclusion Repeal

January 25 – U.S. News and World Report: Op Ed by SWAN Legal Director Rachel Natelson on Combat Exclusion

January 25 – The Guardian: Combat Exclusion Policy Repeal Including Interview with SWAN Policy Director Greg Jacob

January 25 – San Antonio Express: Lift of Combat Exclusion Policy

January 25 – Minnesota Public Radio: Repeal of Combat Exclusion Policy with SWAN Policy Director Greg Jacob

January 25 – Christian Science Monitor: Women in Combat

January 26 – HASC Release: Lackland Hearing Transcript Made Available to the Public

January 25 – AP TV: Removal of Combat Exclusion Policy

January 24 – New York Times Live Video: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati on Women in Combat

January 24 – USA Today: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati on Women in Combat

January 24 – ITN Broadcast: Repeal of Combat Exclusion Policy

January 24 – MSNBC’s Tamron Hall Show: Combat Exclusion Policy Repeal

January 24 – Al-Jazeera English: Combat Exclusion Policy Repeal

January 24 – The Washington Post: Lackland Congressional Hearing

January 23 – The War Room with Jennifer Granholm: Combat Exclusion Policy Repeal

January 23 – The New York Times: Removal of Combat Exclusion Policy

January 23 – Reuters: Combat Exclusion Policy Repeal

January 23 – Stars and Stripes: Removal of Combat Exclusion Policy

January 23 – Politico: Removal of Combat Exclusion Policy

January 23 – The Washington Post: Removal of Combat Exclusion Policy

January 23 – C-SPAN: Coverage of Lackland Congressional Hearing

January 23 – SWAN Press Release: Department of Defense Lifts the Combat Exclusion Policy

January 23 – SWAN Press Release: House Armed Services Committee Holds Congressional Hearing on Lackland Sex Abuse Investigation

January 19 – San Antonio Express: Air Force Pornography Removal

January 17 – SWAN Media Advisory: House Armed Services Committee Lackland Sex Abuse Investigation Hearing

January 16 – San Antonio Express: Male Survivors at Lackland

January 12 – The Washington Post: Chuck Hagel and Military Women

January 11 – SWAN Testimony: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Hearing Testimony by SWAN Legal Director Rachel Natelson

January 9 – The New Civil Rights Movement: SWAN Statement on Tea Party Congressman’s Combat Exclusion Commentary

January 7 – SWAN Statement: Nomination of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense

January 5 – NPR: Women Joining the Infantry

January 5 – Baltimore Sun: Combat Exclusion Policy Lawsuit

January 4 – SWAN Press Release: Obama Signs Defense Bill Into Law with Record 19 Sexual Violence Provisions

January 3 – The Daily Beast: Shaheen Amendment, Interview with Policy Director Greg Jacob

December 2012

December 30 – The New York Times: Maxim and Military Relationship

December 27 – Al-Jazeera: VA Claims Process for Women Veterans

December 27 – Huffington Post: New VA Study on Sexual Assault in Combat

December 26 – Federal News Radio: Increase in Sexual Assault Reporting at Military Academies

December 22 – The Washington Post: Increase of Sexual Assault Reporting at Military Academies

December 18 – SWAN Press Release: Final Defense Bill to Include Shaheen Amendment

December 16 – Lez Get Real: Panetta’s Opposition to Military Sexual Assault Amendment

December 14 – SWAN Press Release: Defense Secretary Objects to Sexual Assault Amendment

December 6 – Newsday: Editorial on Gillibrand Military Sex Offender Amendment

December 5 – The Huffington Post: Abortion for Military Rape Victims Amendment Passes Senate, SWAN Commentary

December 4 – New York Daily News: Senator Gillibrand Military Sex Offender Amendment

December 2 – Human Resources Journal: ACLU Combat Exclusion Lawsuit

December 1 – Fox News: Combat Exclusion Lawsuit, with Comment from SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati

December 1 – MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show: ACLU Combat Exclusion Lawsuit with SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati and Captain Zoe Bedell

November 2012

November 30 – TIME Battleland: Hegar v Panetta with SWAN Commentary

November 29 – CBS WUSA-DC: ACLU Women in Combat Lawsuit with Comment from SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati

November 28 – Mother Jones: Hegar v Panetta

November 28 – Stars and Stripes: Women Already Proven in Comment with SWAN Comment

November 27 – CNN: Hegar v. Panetta Combat Exclusion Policy Challenge

November 27 – The Huffington Post Live: ACLU Combat Exclusion Lawsuit with SWAN Legal Director Rachel Natelson

November 27 – The The Washington Post: Four Service Women Sue Pentagon Over Combat Exclusion Policy

November 27 – Fayetteville Observer: Combat Exclusion Policy Lawsuit

November 27 – NBC South Florida: Lawsuit Challenges Combat Exclusion Policy

November 27 – Reuters: Lawsuit Challenge to Combat Exclusion Policy

November 27 – The Huffington Post: Hegar v. Panetta with Comment from SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati

November 27 – Stars and Stripes: Women Sue Panetta Over Combat Exclusion

November 27 – SWAN Press Release: SWAN Sues Department of Defense in Landmark Challenge to Combat Exclusion Policy

November 27 –  SWAN Statement: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati at Combat Exclusion Lawsuit Press Conference

November 23 – TIME Battleland: SWAN Legal Director Rachel Natelson – “How to Stop Sexual Assault in the Ranks”

November 14 – SWAN Press Release: Pentagon Holds Press Conference on Lackland Investigation, SWAN Responds

November 14 – The Oklahoman: Tinker Court Martial and Lackland Report

November 14 – The Huffington Post: Lackland Report with SWAN Comment from Anu Bhagwati

November 12 – The Dart Society: Media’s Treatment of Military Sexual Assault Survivors

November 12 – Huffington Post Live: SWAN’s Greg Jacob on Shaheen Amendment, Reproductive Health Care for Service Women

November 12- The Huffington Post: Military Judicial System and Sexual Assault

November 11 – The Huffington Post: Six Ways to Honor Our Veterans

November 10 – Women’s Media Center w/Host Robin Morgan: Veterans Day with SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati

November 9 – UPI.com: Shaheen Amendment Helping Service Women

October 2012

October 30 – Congressional Quarterly: Military Sexual Assault Feat. Interview with SWAN Policy Director Greg Jacob

October 29 – SWAN Press Release: SWAN and YWCA of Brooklyn Host SERVICE Screening and Panel Discussion for Veterans Day

October 25- Lez Get Real: SWAN Applauds Hire of Allyson Robinson to Lead OutServe-SLDN

October 25- SWAN Press Release: SWAN Applauds Hire of Allyson Robinson as New OutServe-SLDN Director

October 21- The Fayetteville Observer: Military Justice System and Sexual Assault

October 16 – Forbes: First Women in Marine IOC Training 

October 13 – SWAN Press Release: Service Women’s Action Network Denounces Sexist Ad Mocking Congressional Candidate, Combat Pilot Martha McSally

October 10 – Huffington Post Live: Marines Opening Infantry Officer Course to Women Featuring Anu Bhagwati

October 8 – San Antonio Express: Lackland Changes

October 8 – New York Daily News: Military Training Instructor to Student Ratio

October 6 – The Huffington Post: Sexual Assault in the Military

September 2012

September 26 – New York Daily News: SecDef Sexual Assault Directive, Interview w SWAN Policy Director Greg Jacob

September 21- SWAN Press Release: Service Women’s Action Network Calls on Air Force Academy to Initiate Thorough Investigation of Pending Sexual Assault Charges

September 21- Christian Science Monitor: Hire of Woman to Head Basic Training at Lackland, SWAN Comments

September 20 – Army Times: Sexual Assault Victims Needing More Privacy

September 19 – The Huffington Post: Citadel Sexual Misconduct Reports, SWAN Comment

September 19 – SWAN Press Release: Service Women’s Action Network Implores Citadel to Heed Reports of Sexual Misconduct

September 17- San Antonio Express: New Woman Commander at Lackland AFB

September 17 – SWAN Press Release: Lackland Updates, Liddick Hire

September 16 – SWAN Press Release: Woman General to Head Air Force Basic Training – Service Women’s Action Network Applauds Air Force Choice, Cautions that Other Steps Are Needed

September 16 – North Texas E-News: SWAN Offers Air Force Recommendations Following Lackland

September 10 – San Antonio Express: Representative “Buck” McKeon’s Visit to Lackland, SWAN Comment on Gen. Woodward’s Report September 9 – Newsday: Military Sexual Assault, SWAN Commentary September 6 – SWAN Press Release: SWAN Responds to President Obama’s Executive Order on Military Mental Health Services

August 2012

August 27 – New York Daily News: Sexual Assault in the Military, Comment from SWAN Policy Director Greg Jacob

August 26 – San Antonio Express: Culture at Lackland, Comment from SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati

August 21 – New Orleans Radio Program WWL.com: SWAN Policy Director Greg Jacob on Sexual Violence in Military

August 20 – San Antonio Express: Reports on SWAN Meeting with General Rice

August 20 – SWAN Press Release: Service Women’s Action Network Meets with Air Force General Edward Rice

August 13 – Tampa Bay Tribune: Military News Round Up with Interview with SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati on Youtube Series “Lauren”

August 12 – ABC News: Military Sexual Assault is Focus of Youtube Series; SWAN Comments

August 1 – TIME Battleland: SWAN Policy Director Greg Jacob on Why Segregating Trainees Isn’t the Answer

July 2012

July 29 – San Antonio Express: Walker’s Sentence, Comment from SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati

July 26 – The Worcester Telegram: Representative Tsongas’ Legislation Aimed at Military Sexual Assault Policy

July 23 – San Antonio Express: Walker Took Advantage of Lackland Security Lapses

July 20 – ACLU: Blog on MST Hearing

July 19 – USA Today: Lackland Air Force Base Court Martial Hearings, Comment from SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati

July 19 – The Kennebec Journal: MST PTSD VA Claims Hearing and Maine Woman’s Testimony, with SWAN Comment

July 18 – CNN: Video footage of Anu Bhagwati (5:23) Presenting at The National Journal’s Women 2020 Event in Washington, DC on Women in the Military 

July 18 – Los Angeles Times: Disparity in PTSD VA Claims for Military Sexual Assault Survivors

July 18 – National Journal Women 2020: Live Footage of Conference and Panel on Imagination and Innovation with SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati 

July 18 – Army Times: VA Bias Against Sexual Assault Survivor Claims, Comment from Anu Bhagwati

July 16 – SWAN Testimony: Submission to House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee for Invisible Wounds Hearing on Military Sexual Assault-PTSD VA Claims Process

July 13 – SWAN Media Advisory: SWAN to Present Testimony at First Congressional Subcommittee Hearing on MST VA Claims July 18th, 2012

July 13 – San Antonio Express: Op Ed on Civil Remedies for Sexual Assault Survivors by SWAN Legal Director Rachel Natelson

July 13 – National Journal: Essay by SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati on Gender Parity in Uniform

July 11 – Minnesota Public Radio: Interview with Anu Bhagwati of SWAN and Jen Norris of Military Rape Crisis Center on Military Sexual Assault

July 10 – CNN: Newsroom with SWAN Policy Director Greg Jacob On Opening of Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer Training Course to Women

July 5 – Raw Story: SWAN’s Critique of Anti-“Women in Combat” Editorial

July 5 – The Washington Post: Editorial on Military’s “Zero Tolerance” Policy on Sexual Assault Including SWAN Research

July 3 – WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane: SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati and Amy Ziering, producer of The Invisible War, on Military Sexual Assault

July 2 – BBC Radio: SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati on Lackland Sex Abuse Scandal

July 2 – The Houston Chronicle: Lackland AFB Scandal with Comment by SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati

July 1 – North County Times: Marine Corps Plan to Combat Sexual Assault with SWAN Commentary

June 2012

June 29 – New York Times: At War Blog Post on Military Justice System and Sexual Assault by SWAN Legal Director Rachel Natelson

June 29 – CNN’s The Situation Room: Lackland Air Force Base Sexual Assault Scandal featuring Comment by SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati

June 29 – Wall Street Journal: Lackland Scandal, Interview with SWAN Policy Director Greg Jacob

June 28 – The Washington Post: Growing Investigation of Lackland Scandal, Anu Bhagwati Comments

June 26 – Christian Science Monitor: SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati On Privacy in the Barracks Linked to Sexual Assault

June 25 – SWAN Statement: Marines Issue Statement on New Plan to Eliminate Sexual Assaults in Ranks; SWAN Response

June 25 – Stars and Stripes: Marines Announce New Plan for Sexual Assault Reporting, SWAN Comments

June 15 – The Guardian: Live Web Chat Between Anu Bhagwati and Naomi Wolf on Sexual Assault in Military (full transcript)

June 14 – SWAN Statement: SWAN Comments on SAPRO Director Gen. Hertog’s Retirement, New Appointment 

June 8 – PBS On the Contrary: Anu Bhagwati on Military Sexual Assault (16:15)

June 8 – Federal News Radion: SWAN Policy Director Greg Jacob on Women in Combat 

June 7 – SWAN Press Release: SWAN Applauds Sen. Shaheen (D-NH) for Amendment

June 6 – SWAN Press Release: SWAN Applauds Plaintiffs in Combat Exclusion Policy Challenge Lawsuit

June 5 – MAKERS: Anu Bhagwati on Equal Rights, Marine Corps, Sexual Assault, and Leadership

June 5 – Kojo Nnamdi Show: SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati and Invisible War Directors

June 2 – MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes: Anu Bhagwati on Veteran/Civilian Divide

June 2 – Congressional Statement: Senator Collins on Lauterbach Award, Sexual Assault in the Military

May 2012

May 28 – SWAN Statement: SWAN Policy Director Greg Jacob on Rise in VA Claims

May 27 – MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show: Rebekah Havrilla Discusses Issues Returning Vets Face for Memorial Day

May 25 – New York One: Anu Bhagwati and Yoga for Vets

May 25 – The Washington Post: Women in Combat

May 24 – The New York Times: Room for Debate: Returning Veterans

2012 Summit Press

5.17.12 – Maine Channel 6 further Summit coverage. 5.10.12 – Anu Bhagwati and Larry Korb: Op ed on military rape in The Baltimore Sun (reblogged and reposted in numerous sites to include Newsday, The Sacramento Bee, Savannah News, National Partnership for Women and Families) 5.9.12 – The Washington Post: She the People blog on Truth and Justice Summit (reposted on a number of other blogs, good amount of social media traffic) 5.9.12 – Marine Corps Times: On Summit and 32-star letter. 5.9.12 – Stars and Stripes piece on Truth and Justice Summit. 5.9.12 – Maine Channel 6 Summit coverage. 5.9.12 – AP TV Truth and Justice Summit coverage (picked up on multiple other radio and tv station affiliates). 5.9.12 – Federal News Radio on Truth and Justice Summit. 5.9.12 – The Guardian: coverage of Truth and Justice Summit. 5.8.12 – The Huffington Post:  SWAN Policy Director Greg Jacob on Summit (reblogged on many other small blogs) 4.29.12 – The Daily Kos – Military sexual assault survivors call on Capitol Hill for truth and justice.

April 2012

4.18.12 – Lez Get Real: Pentagon Announces Serious Steps Combating Military Sexual Assault 4.18.12 – The Daily Beast: Leon Panetta Lays Out New Rules to Combat Sexual Assault in the U.S. Military 4.17.12 – The New York Times: Panetta Proposes New Sexual Assault Rules for the Military 4.17.2012 – Christian Science Monitor: Pentagon Announces Plan to Crack Down on Sexual Assault in the Military 4.17.2012 – The Stars and Stripes: Reps Tsongas, Turner and Braley Announce Bills to Address Military Sexual Assault 4.14.2012- CNN Reports Rape Victims Say Military Labels Them “Crazy” 4.11.2012 – Christian Science Monitor: How can Navy stop sexual assaults? First, admit they happen, admiral says 4.7.2012 – Politico Morning Defense: Judge: Release Sexual Assault Data

March 2012

3.20.2012 – The New York Times: Room for Debate: Calling All Able-Bodied Men and Women 3.15.2012 – Lez Get Real: SWAN Moves Date For Summit On Military Sexual Assault 3.11.2012 – The Sacramento Bee: Navy and Marine Corps Sex Assault Victims Sue 3.10.2012 – Military.com: Treating the Wounds of Military Sexual Assault 3.10.2012 – The Baltimore Sun: Treating the Wounds of Military Sexual Assault 3.9.2012 – Daily Kos: Service Women’s Action Network: Armed Forces Radio should flush Rush. 3.9.2012 – The New Civil Rights Movement: Military Women’s Groups Push To Pull Limbaugh From Armed Forces Radio 3.8.2012 – The New York Times: Sexual Violence and the Military 3.6.2012 – YubaNet: Lawsuit Filed Against Secretaries of Defense for Failure to Provide Justice in Cases of Military Sexual Assault 3.6.2012 – Stars and Stripes: Eight Military Women Allege Rape, Assault in Lawsuit 3.6.2012 – Ms. Magazine: Rape in the Military Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court Today 3.6.2012 – Windy City Times: Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Military 3.6.2012 – Suits and Sentences: Navy and Marine Corps Sex Assault Victims Sue 3.6.2012 – Lez Get Real: New Lawsuit Targets Sexual Assaults In The Military 3.4.2012 – Navy Times: Clearance Form needs Changes, Advocates Say 3.2.2012 – Air Force Times: Clearance Form Needs Changes, Advocates Say 3.2.2012 – Penn Live: Military Equals: Female Troops Should Get Expanded Roles 3.1.2012 – Huffington Post Blog by Rachel Natelson on Military Sexual Assault and FOIA Lawsuit 3.1.2012 – Lez Get Real: Military To Rewrite Infamous Question 21 For Security Clearance

February 2012

2.29.2012 – ACLU: Exposing the Ugly Details of the Military Sexual Assault Epidemic 2.29.2012 – YubaNet: Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) Cautions That Planned Rewriting of Question 21 in Lieu of Providing an Exemption May Not be Enough 2.28.2012 – Lez Get Real: SWAN’s FOIA Suit Heard For Summary Judgement In CT 2.27.2012 – ENews Park Forest: ACLU And Service Women’s Action Network Appear In Federal Court Seeking Military Sexual Assault Records 2.27.2012 – ACLU: ACLU and Service Women’s Action Network Appear in Federal Court Seeking Military Sexual Assault Records 2.25.2012 – Examiner: Summary Judgment on Monday in hearing for FOIA lawsuit against DoD and DVA 2.23.2012 – US News: Rick Santorum Shifts on Women in Combat 2.22.2012 – Lez Get Real: SWAN Applauds Speier’s Appointment To House Armed Services 2.21.2012 – Media Matters: Service Women’s Action Network’s Anu Bhagwati Chastises Fox’s Trotta For “Grossly Ignorant” Comments On Sexual Assault In Military 2.20.2012 – Richmond Times Dispatch: Chen Case: Asian-American Soldiers Endure Bias 2.19.2012 – Marin Independent Journal: Chen Case: Asian-American Soldiers Endure Bias 2.18.2012 – Army Times: DoD to Open 14,000 Army Jobs to Women 2.17.2012 – The Huffington Post: Women in Combat: The Crow Is Cooking 2.15.2012 – The Diamondback: Guest column: Respect and Honor 2.14.2012 – Buffalo News: Break the ‘Brass Ceiling’: Pentagon’s Small Advance for Women Falls Far Short of Granting Full Equality 2.11.2012 – The Independent: Women Kept Off the Front Line as US Eases Combat Rules 2.11.2012 – Seattle Post Intelligencer: Women at War: Pentagon is Easing its Job Limits 2.10.2012 – BBC: SWAN’s Executive Director Anu Bhagwati Weighs in on DOD’s Women in Service Review on the BBC Broadcast 2.10.2012 – Al; Jazeera English: SWAN Appearance on Al Jazeera English, Responding to the DOD’s Women in Service Review and Roles of Women in the Military 2.10.2012 – Salon: Female Soldiers Fight the Brass Ceiling 2.10.2012 – The Daily Beast: U.S. Eases Restrictions on Women in Combat, Still Bars Them From Front Lines 2.10.2012 – The Takeaway: Some Combat Restrictions for Women Lifted 2.10.2012 – BBC: SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati on Women in Combat for BBC (approx. 9 minutes in). 2.10.2012 – YubaNet: Service Women’s Action Network Issues Statement on GOP Candidate Rick Santorum’s comments on Women in Combat 2.10.2012 – AP: Women at War: Pentagon is Easing its Job Limits 2.9.2012 – Associated Press: Pentagon: Allow Women Closer to Front Lines 2.9.2012 – New York Times: New York Times Interview with Anu Bhagwati on Pentagon’s Conference for New Restrictions for Women in Combat 2.9.2012 – Yahoo! News: Pentagon Proposes Opening 14,000 New Military Jobs to Women, But Some Call Proposal Too Modest 2.9.2012 – Business Week: Pentagon Opening More Posts to Women Short of Ground-Combat Role 2.9.2012 – The Washington Post: Pentagon to Ease Restrictions on Women in Some Combat Roles 2.9.2012 – The Christian Science Monitor: Women in Combat: Pentagon Opens Door to Front Lines 2.9.2012 – The Washington Times: Pentagon Rules Shift on Women in Combat 2.9.2012 – Newser: Pentagon Opens More Jobs to Women 2.9.2012 – The Associated Press: Pentagon Rules Shift on Women in Combat 2.8.2012 – Yahoo! News: New Military Roles for Women 2.8.2012 – Truth Out: Picking Up the Pieces From Military Sexual Assault 2.2.2012 – Boston Globe: War’s Glass Ceiling: Pentagon Moves Closer to Allowing Women to Fight 2.2.2012 – The Day: Dealing With Sexual Abuse at CGA 2.2.2012 – Truth Out: The Military and the Church: Bedfellows in Sexual Assault

January 2012

1.31.2012 – Variety: The Invisible War 1.30.2012 – SWAN: Briefing Paper on Military Service Academies Sexual Assault Report 1.29.2012 – Le Journal du Dimanche: In Iraq, the Specter of a Civil War 1.29.2012 – The Day: Reports of Sexual Offenses up Over Past Years at Coast Guard Academy 1.25.2012 – Sirius Radio: Legal Director Rachel Natelson on Sirius Radio: SWAN Response to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on Sexual Assault in the Military 1.23.2012 – PTSTreatment: SWAN’s Helpline Caseworker Rebekah Havrilla on PTSDTreatment Worldwide 1.22.2012 – Chaplains Under Fire: The Trauma of War for Service Women 1.19.2012 – Bloomberg News: Military Sex-Assault Victims to Get More Help, Panetta Pledges 1.19.2012 – Stars and Stripes: DOD Sex Assault Prevention Efforts Fall Short, Critics Say 1.19.2012 – Yuba Net: SWAN Responds to DOD Announcement to Reduce Sexual Assault in the Military 1.8.2012 – The Baltimore Sun: Sexual Assaults are Up at Naval Academy – Or Are They? 1.8.2012 – The Portland Press Herald: Help for Maine Health-Care Consumers May Fall Through Cracks 1.3.2012 – The Portland Press Herald: Pingree Sees Progress on Military Sexual Assault Security Clearance issue 1.2.2012 – The New Civil Rights Movement: 2011 Year Of Popular Trash: The Kardashianization Of American Political Culture

December 2011

12.30.2011 – SDGLN: COMMENTARY: An Open Letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta About Military Sexual Abuse 12.29.2011 – The Huffington Post: Military Rape Policies Announced By Defense Department Don’t Fix Problem, Groups Charge 12.29.2011 – Hometown Source: President Obama Signs into Law Klobuchar-Collins Provisions Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault 12.28.2011 – Yuba Net: Pentagon Releases Annual Report on Sexual Assaults in Service Academies 12.28.2011 – Christian Science Monitor: Sexual Assault Reports Rise at Military Academies. How is Pentagon Responding? 12.28.2011 – The Associated Press: DOD: Reported Sexual Assaults up at 3 Academies 12.27.2011 – Stars and Stripes: Reports of Sexual Assaults Increase at Service Academies 12.27.2011 – The The Washington Post: Pentagon: Reported Sexual Assaults Rise at 3 Main Military Academies in Latest Academic Year 12.27.2011 – The The Washington Post: Military Academies Report More Sexual Assaults 12.27.2011 – The The Washington Post: DOD: Reported Sexual Assaults up at 3 Academies 12.23.2011 – KPCC: “Victory Day” Version 2.0 — The New Face of Homecoming? 12.20.2011 – The Times Union: T-shirt Angle is Latest Twist in Assault Case 12.19.2011 – Lez Get Real: SWAN Making Progress Against The Bias Against Sexual Assault Survivors 12.15.2011 – The The Washington Post: Judge Tosses Suit Against Rumsfeld, Gates; Veterans Claimed Rapes, Sex Assaults Ignored 12.15.2011 – ABC News: Abuse Lawsuit Against Rumsfeld, Gates Tossed Out 12.15.2011 – Windy City Media Group: Military Sexual Assault Lawsuit Dismissed 12.14.2011 – Associated Press: Abuse Lawsuit Against Rumsfeld, Gates Tossed Out 12.14.2011 – CBS Atlanta: Abuse Lawsuit Against Rumsfeld, Gates Tossed Out 12.14.2011 – Fox Reno: Abuse Lawsuit Against Rumsfeld, Gates Tossed Out 12.9.2011 – The Guardian: Rape in the US military: America’s Dirty Little Secret 12.2.2011 – HometownSource.com: >Klobuchar Pushes Provision Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault in Military 12.2.2011 – InsuranceNews.net: Klobuchar Pushes Provision Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault in the Military

November 2011

11.29.2011 – USA Today: Cadet Slang on T-shirt Denounced as Offensive 11.29.2011 – YubaNet.com: New McClatchy Investigation on Military Rape Prosecutions Released Investigation Reveals a Broken Military Justice System in Need of Reform 11.29.2011 – Lez Get Real: Justice Still Lacking In Cases of Rape In The Military 11.29.2011 – The Boston Globe: Fairness for Women in Uniform 11.28.2011 – WSTP: T-shirt is offensive: West Point, Women’s Group 11.28.2011 – Army Times: T-shirt is Offensive: West Point, Women’s Group 11.20.2011 – New York Times: Challenges for Service Women 11.18.2011 – YubaNet.com: Service Women’s Action Network Hails the STOP Act to Combat Sexual Assault in the Military Congresswoman Jackie Speier Introduces “Groundbreaking” Bill HR 3435 11.18.2011 – Army Times: Sex Assault Class-Action Lawsuit Still on Hold 11.17.2011 – Lez Get Real: Rep Speier Introduces Bill To Combat Sexual Assault In The Military 11.15.2011 – Virginia Law: Law School Team to Fight U.S. Ban on Women in Combat, Draft 11.14.2011 – The Daily Beast: Military Faces Mounting Pressure to Crack Down on Rape 11.14.2011 – PressTV: Lawsuit Alleges Tolerance for Rape, Sex Abuse in Military 11.14.2011 – UPI.com: Civil Suit Says Military Abuse Tolerated 11.14.2011 – Pilot Online.com: Lawsuit Alleges Tolerance for Rape, Sex Abuse in Military 11.11.2011 – Women’s Voices for Change: Video Pick: Women Veterans’ Day 11.10.2011 – Feministing: Service Women’s Action Network to Launch 11-11-11 Website to Honor Women Veterans 11.9.2011 – VetLawyers.com: Organization Spotlights Women’s Military Service 11.7.2011 – GO Magazine: At The Helm

October 2011

10.26.2011 – KUNM: Women Victims of Rape in the Military 10.24.2011 – Gotham Gazette: Is the City Prepared to Help Returning Veterans? 10.21.2011 – LGBT|POV: Tom Carpenter: Passing the Torch to a New Generation of LGBT Warriors 10.20.2011 – Al Jazeera: Military Sexual Assault and Rape ‘Epidemic’ 10.20.2011 – KBPS: Sexual Assault And Harrassment Are Widespread In The Military 10.19.2011 – ACLU Blog of Rights: Anita Hill: Still Powerful 20 Years Later 10.18.2011 – Army Times: VA Revising Sexual Assault Claims Process 10.18.2011 – Military Times: VA Revising Sexual Assault Claims Process 10.17.2011 – Navy Times: DoD Still Wants Clearance Rule Changed 10.17.2011 – Military Times: DoD Still Wants Clearance Rule Changed 10.12.2011 – Trial Magazine: Fighting For Military 10.10.2011 – Lez Get Real: OutServe’s First Summit To Focus On DADT’s End, Faith And More 10.9.2011 – Metro Daily News: More Massachusetts Veterans are Women

September 2011

9.12.2011 – New York Times – Op Ed on MST Claims

May 2011

5.27.2011 – Environmentalists Against War: House Defense Appropriation Contains Hope for Victims of Rape 5.26.2011 – Change.org: Success! House Votes to Stop Military Rape — Make Sure the Senate Follows 5.26.2011 – Daily Kos: Military Women Deserve First Class Treatment Not Second-Class Status

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5.26.2011 – Exodus News: House Passes Defense Authorization Act 5.26.2011 – Congresswoman Niki Tsongas Press Releases: House of Representatives Approves Legislation to Address Sexual Assault in the Military 5.25.2011 – Valley Advocate: Between the Lines- Of Rank and Rape 5.23.2011 – The The Washington Post: Congress Considering Tougher Protections for Sexual Assault Victims in Military 5.23.2011 – Open Democracy: Wounded Warriors – Sexual Assault 5.23.2011 – New York Nonprofit Press: SUS Convenes Discussion on Needs of Returning Veterans 5.23.2011 – Nobel Women’s Initiative: Thoughts from Lauren Embrey, Day 1 5.22.2011 – The Kennebec Journal: Pingree, Collins Present Legislation 5.22.2011 – The Portland Press Herald: Bill Target Military Sex Assault Policies 5.19.2011 – Air Force News: Congress Moves to Protect Sex Assault Victims

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5.19.2011 – Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter Newsroom: Slaughter Says Provisions that Address Sexual Assault in the Military are Moving Forward 5.18.2011 – In These Times: Military Rape- Rampant, Ignored 5.16.2011 – Ms Magazine Feminist Wire Daily Newsbrief: Slaughter Introduces Provisions Against Rape in the Military 5.16.2011 – Feminist Majority US Daily News Wire: Slaughter Introduces Provisions Against Rape in the Military 5.10.2011 – Norddeutscher Rundfunk, North German Broadcasting: Rape in the US Army 5.5.2011 – Congresswoman Niki Tsongas Press Releases: Tsongas Introduces Two Bills to Improve Soldier Well-Being 5.3.2011 – Alaska Dispatch: Sexual Assault: U.S. Military’s Unseen Enemy

April 2011

4.29.2011 – Christian Science Monitor: Unseen Foe for Troops: Sexual Assault in US Military 4.29.2011 – North County Times: Vets Break Silence of Military Sexual Assault 4.27.2011 – Windy City Times: Former Cadet Katie Miller Denied Readmission to West Point 4.27.2011 – N’ Touch: Statement on West Point’s Decision to Deny Former Cadet Katie Miller Readmission 4.22.2011 – North County Times: Opinion – Work to be Done 4.16.2011 – North County Times: Miltary: More Than 300 Sexual Assaults Reported at Camp Pendleton Since 2005 4.15.2011 – Financial Times: Pentagon Harassment Suit May Spark Further Action 4.15.2011 – CBN: Bill Highlights Military Sexual Assault Issue 4.14.2011 – UPI: Law Would Protect Military Assault Victims 4.14.2011 – The State Column: Rep. Braley Fights to Get Justice for Victims of Sexual Assault in Military 4.13.2011 – Stars and Stripes: Lawmakers Propose New Protections for Military Sexual Assault Victims 4.13.2011 – The New Civil Rights Movement: Military Victims of Sexual Assault Bipartisan Bill to be Introduced 4.13.2011 – Politico Morning Defense: House Memebers Target Sexual Assault [pdf] 4.13.2011 – Army Times: Lawmakers Push to Protect Sex Assault Victims

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4.13.2011 – Rep. Bruce Braley E-Newsletter: Braley Fights to Get Justice for Victims of Sexual Assault in Military 4.13.2011 – Iowa Politics: U.S. Rep Braley: Fights to Get Justice for Victims of Sexual Assault in Military 4.13.2011 – Dayton Business Journal: Legislation Seeks to Aid Military Sexual Assault Victims 4.12.2011 – Huffington Post: Lawmakers to Introduce Bill to Expand Legal Rights, Protections to Military Victims of Sexual Assault 4.12.2011 – Lez Get Real: Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Try to Help Victims of Military Sexual Assault 4.12.2011 – Igniting Change: Voices From the Field: Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) 4.12.2011 – Kansas City Star: Crime of Sexual Must Not Share the Victim 4.11.2011 – Daily Kos: Rep. Speier Calls Congress Complicit in Military Rape 4.8.2011 – Maxwell/Gunter Dispatch: Sexual Assault is Not Who We Are 4.7.2011 – Lez Get Real: Rep. Jackie Speier Highlights Military Sexual Assault on the House Floor 4.7.2011 – PressTV: US Military’s Rape and Sexual Assault Epidemic 4.5.2011 – India West: SWAN’s Bhagwati Advises Plaintiffs in Pentagon Lawsuit 4.4.2011 – Common Dreams: The Military’s Rape and Sexual Assault Epidemic 4.4.2011 – Law Firm Newswire: Secretaries of Defense Need to Stop Military Sexual Assault Says Legal Group for Veterans 4.3.2011- Newsweek: The Military’s Secret Shame 4.3.2011 – Truthout: The Military’s Rape and Sexual Assault Epidemic 4.2.2011 – Women’s eNews: Cheers and Jeers

March 2011

3.31.2011 – RH Reality Check: The Military’s Rape and Sexual Assault Epidemic 3.29.2011 – Change.org: DoD Sexual Assault Reports Gives Staggering Update 3.28.2011 – Lez Get Real: Senator Klobuchar Introduces Legislation to Retain Military Rape and Sexual Assault Records Permanently 3.18.2011 – Pam’s House Blend: Pentagon Releases Latest Reports on Sexual Assault in the Military – And It’s Not Good News 3.18.2011 – My Central New Jersey: Military Deserves Scorn for Treatment of Rape Cases 3.18.2011 – Lez Get Real: One in Five Women and One in Twenty Men in the Air Force Victims of Sexual Assault 3.18.2011 – India Abroad: Once A Marine 3.18.2011 – Women’s Justice Center: News Round Up 3.17.2011 – Ms. Blog: 1 in 5 Women in the Air Force Report Being Sexually Assaulted 3.14.2011 – Little India: Former Marine Leads New Charge 3.13.2011 – Military Embedded Systems: Pentagon Commission Recommends Women Serve in Combat 3.11.2011 – Military.com: Congresswoman Wants Rape Treated as PTSD 3.11.2011 – Tri-City Voice: Service Women’s Alert 3.10.2011 – Heroines: Sexual Assault in the Military 3.9.2011 – Change.org: Sexual Assault Survivors’ Military Lawsuit Spurs Litigation 3.9.2011 – Federal News Radio: How to Bring Diversity to Military Leadership 3.9.2011 – Feministing: What We Missed, March 9th 2011 3.8.2011 – Navy Times: Bill Would Easy Compensation for Sexual Trauma 3.8.2011 – Servicemembers Legal Defense Network: Frontlines Feed: The Latests on Repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” 3.7.2011 – The Hill: “Commission Urges Pentagon to Let Women Serve in Combat” 3.4.2011 – Exodus News: Navy Announces More Than 30 Reprimands in USS Enterprise Harassment Case 3.4.2011 – Hollywood Daily: “Navy to Discipline 40 in Video Scandal” 3.3.2011 – Reueters: “Navy Admirals, Others Censured Over Lewd Videos” 3.3.2011 – National Journal: “Navy to Discipline 40 in Video Scandal” 3.2.2011 – USA Today: “Our View: Pentagon Falls Short in Tackling Sexual Assault” 3.1.2011 – My Fox 9: “Marine Opens Up About Rape in Military” 3.1.2011 – The Political Notebook

February 2011

2.26.2011 – Sun Herald: “A Uniform Should Not Protect a Sexual Predator” 2.25.2011 – Talking Points Memo: “More Victims Want To Join Lawsuit Alleging Pentagon Ignored Sexual Harassment” 2.22.2011 – Tell Me More (NPR): “Veterans Sue Pentagon For Handling Of Rapes” 2.22.2011 – Radio Boston: “Soldiers Say Military Doesn’t Protect Them From Sexual Assault” 2.22.2011 – Truthout: “Pentagon Faces Class-Action Lawsuit for Failure to Protect Service Members From Rape” 2.21.2011 – Fox News: “Sexual Abuse in the Military” 2.20.2011 – OpEd News: “Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against the Pentagon” 2.20.2011 – India Abroad: “Former Marine Anuradha Bhagwati Takes on Defense Establishment” 2.18.2011 – KPCC (Southern California Public Radio): “Federal Lawsuit Alleges Military Rampant with Sexual Abuse” 2.18.2011 – The The Washington Post: “The Military Must Take a Harder Line Against Sexual Assault” 2.18.2011 – Moral Low Ground: “Rape Epidemic Plagues US Military” 2.18.2011 – All Headline News: “Supreme Court, Congress Take on Sexual Assault in Military” 2.17.2011 – Piers Morgan: Military Sexual Assault Lawsuit (featuring Anu Bhagwati) Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 2.17.2011 – The Week: “The U.S. Military’s ‘Rape Epidemic'” 2.17.2011 – The Diane Rehm Show: “Sexual Assault and the U.S. Military” 2.17.2011 – Change.org: “Veterans and Advocates Condemn Military Failure to Stop Rape” 2.17.2011 – The Milford Daily News: “The Assaults on Military Women” 2.17.2011 – Michigan Live: “Ohio Woman Alleges Sexual Abuse Occurred at Coast Guard Station in Essexville” 2.16.2011 – Piers Morgan Tonight (CNN): “Shocking Stories of Sexual Abuse” 2.16.2011 – WNYC: The Takeaway “Gates, Rumsfeld and Pentagon Served Class-Action Suit” 2.16.2011 – Democracy Now: “Veterans File Class Action Suit Over Sexual Abuse in Military” 2.16.2011 – Public Radio International: “Defense Secretary Robert Gates Accused of Ignoring Sexual Assaults” 2.16.2011 – Women’s Media Center: “Servicewomen Sue Pentagon for Enabling Rape” 2.16.2011 – All Voices: “Army Veterans File Sex Abuse Suit” 2.16.2011 – Blog Her: “U.S. Military Named in Class Action Lawsuit” 2.16.2011 – Slate: “Service Members Sue Military Over Sexual Assaults” 2.16.2011 – Ms. Sparky: “Soldiers Sue DOD for Retaliation Against Rape Victims, Gates and Rumsfeld Named” 2.16.2011 – Eagle World News: “Pentagon Sued in Sexual Assault Claims Scandal” 2.16.2011 – Sky News: “Rumsfeld ‘Ignored” U.S. Military Rape Program” 2.16.2011 – KFOR (Oklahoma City): “17 Women File Suit for Military Rape” 2.15.2011- The Nightly News with Brian Williams: “Sexual Assault Victims Sue Pentagon” 2.15.2011 – CNN’s The Situation Room: “Vets Allege Rape, Assault in Ranks” 2.15.2011 – The Today Show: “Did Pentagon Ignore Claims of Sexual Abuse?” [YouTube] 2.15.2011 – Associated Press: “First Person: Raped in the Coast Guard” [YouTube] 2.15.2011 – New York Times: “Lawsuit Says Military Is Rife With Sexual Abuse” 2.15.2011 – BBC: “US Veterans Says Military Fails in Rape Claim Inquiries” 2.15.2011 – MSNBC: “Lawsuit Claims Pentagon Turned Blind Eye to Military Rape Victims” 2.15.2011 – MSNBC: “Military Sex Assaults Under the Microscope” 2.15.2011 – Jezebel: “Women Sue Military For Enabling Their Rapists” 2.15.2011 – AOL News: “17 Victims Sue Pentagon Over ‘Plague’ of Sexual Violence” 2.15.2011 – America Blog: “Rumsfeld, Gates Ignored Rape, Sexual Abuse at DOD, Lawsuit Claims” 2.15.2011 – The Daily Beast: “Gates, Rumsfeld Sued Over U.S. Military’s Rape Epidemic” 2.15.2011 – The New Civil Rights Movement: “Pentagon Faces Class Action Lawsuit Exposing Military Sexual Abuse Crisis” 2.15.2011 – Ms. Magazine: “Case Announced Against Sexual Assault in the Military” 2.15.2011 – Ms. Magazine News Flash: “Assaulted Service Women Sue the Military” 2.15.2011 – Feminist Majority Daily News Wire: “Case Announced Against Sexual Assault in the Military” 2.15.2011 – Wilmington News Journal: “Wilmington Native Suing Over Military’s Handling of Rape, Assault Cases” 2.15.2011 – Daily Mail “U.S. Veterans Sue Pentagon ‘After They Were Raped and Sexually Abused by Comrades'” 2.15.22011 – UPI: “Lawsuit: Military Allowed Rape” 2.15.2011 – KPLC Louisiana: “Military Women Face Significant Risk of Rape” 2.15.2011 – Voice of America: “Pentagon Sued for Allegedly Mishandling Sexual Assault Complaints” 2.15.2011 – Inter Press Service: Rape in the Ranks, the U.S. Army’s Dirty Secret 2.15.2011 – ABC News: “17 Veterans Sue Pentagon Over Rape Cases” 2.15.2011 – NBC San Diego: “Military Accused of Turning Blind Eye on Rape Victims” 2.15.2011 – WDTN (Ohio): “Local Woman Reacts to Military Sex Assault Report” 2.15.2011 – WCVB TV (Boston): “Victims: Military Ignored Rapes” 2.15.2011 WUSA9 (Washington DC): “Class-Action Suit Seeks Changes in DoD Sex Assault Policies” 2.15.2011 – TBD (Washington DC): “Federal Lawsuit Seeks DoD Changes” 2.15.2011 – Examiner: “Military Rape and Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Secretary of Defense Gates” 2.15.2011 – CTV (Canada): “U.S. Veterans Say Rape Cases Mishandled” 2.15.2011 – Georgetown Patch: “Georgetown Law Firm Represents Victims in Military Rape and Sexual Assault Litigation” 2.15.2011 – Newser: “Female Vets Sue Pentagon Over Sex Abuse” 2.15.2011 – Care2: “Women Sue Pentagon Officials for Ignoring Rape Charges” 2.15.2011 – AmericaBlog: “Rumsfeld, Gates Ignored Rape, Sexual Abuse at DOD, Lawsuit Claims” 2.15.2011 – The Raw Story: “Military Chaplain: Soldier’s Rape ‘Must Have Been God’s Will'” 2.15.2011 – Lawsuit Says Military Tolerates Rape, Assault

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2.15.2011 – AP Newsbreak: Veterans Say Rape Cases Mishandled

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2.7.2011 – Black Voice News: “U.N. Expert Examines Violence Against Women in the U.S., Government Response” 2.2.2011 – FinalCall.com: “SWAN Hosts UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women for Roundtable Discuss/ion” [pdf]

January 2011

1.29.2011 – America Blog Civil Rights: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell by Anu Bhagwati 1.20.2011 – Stars and Stripes: “Sanchez Says Lifting Ban on Women in Combat Unlikely This Year” [pdf] 1.19.2011 – IBTIMES.com: “Panel Recommends Lifting Ban on Women in Combat” [pdf] 1.16.2011 – LEZGETReal: “Rep Tsongas Works to End Sexual Assaults in the Military” 1.15.2011 – CBS News: “Report: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat” 1.15.2011 – Charlotte Observer: “Panel: Let Women Into Combat” 1.14.2011 – Star Advertiser: “Report: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units” 1.14.2011 – LGBT POV: “What Will Obama and Holder Do About Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell on Tuesday?” 1.14.2011 – Houston Chronicle: “Panel Says Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units” 1.13.2011 – Lowell Sun: “Tsongas: More To Do To Help Military Sex-Assault Victims” [pdf] 1.11.2011 – CNN: “CNN Newsroom with Kyra Phillips” 1.9.2011 – The Washington Times: “Gay Former Sailors Back Captain Ousted Over Videos” 1.5.2011 – Lavender Newswire: “Navy’s Delayed Response to Video Five Years Too Late”

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1.4.2011 – The Christian Science Monitor: “USS Enterprise: Do Lewd Videos Point to Deeper Problem for Military?”

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1.3.2011 – The Boston Globe: “Alarms on Sex Assaults in the Military”

December 2010

12.23.2010 – The Veterans Blog: “Civil Liberties Advocates Suing Government for Sexual Assault Records” 12.23.2010 – Al Jazeera: “Military Sexual Abuse ‘Staggering'” [pdf] 12.22.2010 – Spryhut: “Rape Victims Ask, Military Won’t Tell” 12.22.2010 – Honors American Studies Blog: “Current Event – Sexual Assaults in Military Academies” 12.21.2o1o – Pink Banana: “DADT Repeal Means Joy, Sorrow, and Still a Threat of Discharge for Now” 12.20.2010 – Igniting Change: “Weekly Round-Up: Grantees Making Waves Nationwide” 12.20.2010 – Palm Center, YubaNet: “New Book Will Chronicle History of DADT Repeal” [pdf] 12.20.2010 – Standard-Examiner: “Sex Assaults Up 150% at Air Force Academy” 12.20.2010 – The World According to Bill Fisher: “Suit Seeks Military Records” 12.17.2010 – Justice News Flash: “Military’s Refusal to Release Sexual Abuse Records Incites Lawsuit” 12.16.2010 – Bloomberg.com: “Rape Victims Ask, Military Won’t Tell on Assaults: Ann Woolner” [pdf] 12.16.2010 – Talk Nation Radio: “Information is Democracy for Iran Policy or Military Sexual Assault Cases” 12.16.2010 – Feministing: “The Latest in Justice and the Military” 12.16.2010 – Pam’s House Blend: “Pentagon Report: Sexual Assault Reports up 64% at Military Academies” 12.16.2010 – LEZGETReal: “Sexual Assault Reports Up 64% at Military Academics” 12.15.2010 – Reuters: “The Voice of a Veteran” 12.15.2010 – The Trauma Lines Blog: “Groups Call for Greater Transparency Regarding Military Sexual Assault” 12.15.2010 – The Alyona Show: “Pentagon Hiding Rape Cases” 12.15.2010 – Alliance Alert: “Left Wing Groups Sue Over Sexual Assault Epidemic in the Military Admist Calls for DADT Repeal and Women in Combat” 12.15.2010 – CNN.com: “Sexual Assault Reports Spike in Military Academies, Report Shows” 12.15.2010 – Government Executive: “Military Academies Report a 64 Percent Increase in Sexual Assault Reports” [pdf] 12.15.2010 – Courthouse News Service: “Women Veterans Sue Pentagon for Information on Military Rape” 12.14.2010 – Army Times, AP: “ACLU Lawsuit: Military Won’t Release Rape Records” [pdf]

Also covered in: Military Times

12.14.2010 – shewired.com: “Female Vets and the ACLU Call on Dept. of Defense for Transparency Around Military Sexual Assault” 12.14.2010 – PRESSTV: “Pentagon Sued Over Army Rape Records” [pdf] 12.13.2010 – NPR, AP: “ACLU Lawsuit: Military Won’t Release Rape Records” [pdf]

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12.13.2010 – Pride in Utah: “Female Vets and ACLU Sue Military for Records on Rape” 12.13.2010 – Pam’s House Blend: “Service Women’s Action Network, ACLU File Fed Suit to Obtain Military Data on Rape, Sexual Assault” 12.13.2010 – Connexion, Pam’s House Blend: “Service Women’s Action Network, ACLU File Fed Suit to Obtain Military Data on Rape, Sexual Assault” 12.13.2010- LEZGETReal.com: “Women Vets, ACLU Sue Pentagon, VA for Military Rape Records” 12.13.2010 – Yale Daily News: “Law School’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic Representing Plaintiffs in Federal Suit” 12.13.2010 – ACLU Press Release: “SWAN and ACLU File Lawsuit Seeking Military Sexual Assault Records Withheld by Federal Government” 12.10.2010 – NPR Radio: “What’s Next For ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’?” 12.10.2010 – Feministing: “Republicans Block DADT Repeal” 12.10.2010 – KateClinton.com: “SWAN Song of Praise” 12.10.2010 – The Province, “Meditation Isn’t Just About Relaxing” [pdf] 12.10.2010 – SRNNews.com: “Media Culture: Yoga for Vets NYC Class” 12.1.2010 – Home Post: “Female Marine: Military Leadership Essential if ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ is Repealed” 12.1.2010 – Uprising Radio: “LGBT Activists Get Boost from DoD’s Study on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” 12.1.2010 – The American Legion Magazine: “The Federal Hiring Gauntlet: Veterans face roadblocks to getting jobs with the government they defended”

November 2010

11.30.2010 – U.S. Department of Defense: “Report of the Comprehensive Review of the Issues Associated with a Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell'” [pdf] 11.30.2010 – It’s a Free Blog: “Sexism and Racism Lurk in Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Enforcement” 11.30.2010 – Kirk and the Crew, WMAY: “Anuradha Bhagwati on DADT” [mp3] 11.29.2010 – NPR Radio: “Pentagon’s Report on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Due” 11.27.2010 – MercuryNews.com: “Struggling to Serve Female Veterans” 11.22.2010 – PRWeb: “2010 U.S. Human Rights Heroes Announced” 11.22.2010 – OTBKB, “Petra Foundation: Helping Those Who Help the Disenfranchised” 11.21.2010 – The Petra Foundation Channel: “2010 Petra Fellow Anuradha Bhagwati” 11.17.2010 – Star Tribune: “Struggling to Serve Women Vets” 11.11.2010 – Under the Microscrope, The Feminist Press: “A salute to the women of military science” 11.11.2010 – NY City News Service: “Swimming for Veterans Off Coney Island” 11.11.2010 – AlterNet: “Time to Stop Making Nice to Military” 11.11.2010 – GRITtv with Laura Flanders: “The F Word: Changing Deadly Hate in the Military” 11.9.2010 – Brooklyn Daily Eagle: “Coney Swim Raises Money for Veterans, Military Families” 11.8.2010 – Change.org: “Did Dan Choi Have to Use Sexist Slurs to Defend DADT Repeal?” 11.4.2010 – Feministing: “The Service Women’s Action Network calls Dan Choi out for his Misogyny” 11.4.2010 – Progressive Daily: “Morning Blend” 11.4.2010 – Susan’s Place Transgender Resources: “The Service Women’s Action Network calls Dan Choi out for his Misogyny” 11.3.2010 – Pam’s House Blend: “The Service Women’s Action Network to Dan Choi: Your Comments Were Unacceptable” 11.2.2010 – LEZGETReal.com: “Two Open Letters Call for Lt. Dan Choi To Apologize For Sexist And Degrading Comment” 11.2.2010 – The New Civil Rights Movement: “Dan Choi: Comments Unbecoming” 11.1.2010 – The New Civil Rights Movement: “Dan Choi Chastised, LGBT And Womens’ Groups Demand Apology For Slur”

October 2010

10.13.2010 – Tell Me More, NPR: “‘Log Cabin’ Republicans React To Ruling On Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

September 2010

9.28.2010 – First Department Hearing, New York State Court: “Non-Testifying Witnesses’ Written Testimony” [pdf] 9.27.2010 – PolitiFact Texas: “Sen. John Cornyn says that the annual defense authorization bill includes language that would require military hospitals to provide abortions ‘on demand” 9.20.2010 – Out for Justice, NCLR: “Even When You Can’t See the Scars, They are Clearly Visible: Ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” 9.9.2010 – Jezebel: “Why Women Suffer More Under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” 9.7.2010 – Feminists For Choice: “Women suffer more under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” 9.2010 – In the Life: “The State of Equality”

August 2010

8.25.2010 – KOHK Fox 25: “Rape Causing PTSD” 8.10.2010 – Igniting Change, The Ms. Foundation for Women: “SWAN Sets Record Straight on Costs of Military Sexual Assault” 8.4.2010 – The Huffington Post: “Separate, Unequal, and Unrecognized” 8.2010 – Yoga Journal: “Warriors at Peace”

July 2010

7.14.2010 – Colorlines: “Sexual Assault Left Out of Military’s PTSD Reform” 7.13.2010 – Statesmen.com: “More vets may get treatment for PTSD” 7.13.2010 – Igniting Change, The Ms. Foundation for Women: “Homelessness on the Rise Among Female Vets” 7.12.2010 – Time Magazine: “How We’re Failing Our Female Veterans” 7.8.2010 – The New York Times: “Should More Veterans Get P.T.S.D. Benefits?” 7.2010 – USMedicine.com: “Lack of Research and Treatment Programs Burdens Survivors of Military Sexual Assault”

June 2010

6.25.2010 – Mashable: “How Social Media is Helping Veterans Connect” 6.7.2010 – Global Sister.Org: “Meet the Organization: SWAN” 6.2.2010 – The Street: “‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Public Town Hall Held in California”

May 2010

5.30.2010 – Savannah Morning News: “Service to Country Built on Sacrifices” 5.30.2010 – Huffington Post: “Responding to Military Sexual Assault – Still A Long Way to Go” 5.30.2010 – LA Talk Radio: “Memorial Day Show” 5.27.2010 – USA Today: “‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ affects women, minorities more” 5.25.2010 – The Indian Angle: “In Honor of Memorial Day”

April 2010

4.20.2010 – Eldridge & Co: “Anuradha Bhagwati, Exec. Dir. of SWAN (Service Women’s Action Network)” 4.19.2010 – DiversityInc: “Giving Women Service Members a Voice”

March 2010

3.26.2010 – Voices of America: “Gay US Service Members Press for Repeal of Ban on Open Service” 3.21.2010 – NPR: “Combat Vet’s PTSD Untreated; Blames Her Gender” 3.17.2010 – Stars and Stripes: “Military sex assaults up 11 percent, according to DOD report” 3.17.2010 – KPFA Morning Show 3.8.2010 – Time: “Sexual Assaults on Female Soldiers: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” 3.4.2010 – The Day: “Lieberman bill would end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell” 3.1.2010 – Good Housekeeping: “Women’s VA Health Care Falls Short”

February 2010

2.17.2010 – The Takeaway, “Fmr. Sgt. Marti Ribeiro on Sexual Harassment in the Military” 2.17.2010 – PBS: “Women and War” 2.16.2010 – BBC News: “Women at war: How roles are changing” 2.10.2010 – KNBC: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – Julianne Sohn” 2.10.2010 – CNN: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – Julianne Sohn” 2.5.2010 – NPR: “Military Service Members Kicked Out For Coming Out” 2.2.2010 – CNN: “Intriguing People for February 2, 2010″

January 2010

1.4.2010 – Huffington Post: “Command Indiscretion”

December 2009

12.30.2009 – The Day, “Former cadet looks to redefine her life” 12.27.2009 – The New York Times: “A Peril in War Zones: Sexual Abuse by Fellow G.I.’s” 12.16.2009 – PRI & WNYC: “Female Veterans Navigate Male-Dominated VA System” 12.14.2009 – Columbia Law School: “Veterans decry lack of legal redress for sexual harassment in the military”

November 2009

11.18.2009 – Feminist Magazine Pacifica Radio: “Veteran Service Women” 11.11.2009 – Democracy Now!: “Sexual Assaults, Inadequate Healthcare Among Spate of Issues Facing Women Servicemembers” 11.9.2009 – GRITtv: “For Today’s Veterans, What does Survival Mean?” 11.2009 – The Advocate: “Caught in the Crossfire” [pdf]

October 2009

10.9.2009 – CNN: “Impact of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell on Women” [pdf] 10.9.2009 – CBS News: “Pentagon Won’t Ask, Won’t Tell”

September 2009

9-10.2009 – Clearinghouse Review Journal of Poverty Law and Policy: “A Case for Federal Oversight of Military Sexual Harassment” [pdf] July 2009 7.16.2009 – US House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: “Eliminating the Gaps: Examining Women Veterans’ Issues” [pdf] 7.14.2009 – On Point with Tom Ashbrook: “Voices of Honor” 7.10.2009 – The Huffington Post, “Athena Crossing the Potomac” 7.8.2009 – Boston Globe: “Women Veterans fall through cracks in the system”

June 2009

6.18.2009 – US House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: “Addressing the Backlog: Can the US Department of Veterans Affairs Manage One Million Claims?” [pdf] May 2009 5.26.2009 – The Huffington Post: “A Tale of Two Contracts” 5.23.2009 – The American Prospect: “Honor Military Families with Adequate Health Care” 5.20.2009 – House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: “The Growing Needs of Women Veterans: Is the VA Ready?” 5.6.2009 – NPR: “The Nation: The Plight of Women Soldiers” 5.2009 – In Their Boots

April 2009

4.13.2009 – The American Prospect: “The Combat Within: Female Veterans and PTSD Benefits”

March 2009

3.30.2009 – The New York Times: “Rape and the Military” 3.25.2009 – NY Daily News: “25% Increase in Sex Assault in Combat Zones” 3.23.2009 – The Huffington Post: “The Fox and the Henhouse” 3.20.2009 – The Women’s Media Center: “‘Lonely Soldier Monologues’ Only Opens an Essential National Conversation” 3.16.2009 – The Huffington Post: “VA Presumes All Veterans are Dishonorable”

January 2009

1.2009 – South Asian Journalist Association: “Yoga for Veterans”

December 2008

12.30.2008 – The The Washington Post: “Deployment Overseas Being Used More in Custody Battles” 12.4.2008 – Newsday: “Veterans Deserve Better” [pdf] December 27- Al-Jazeera on VA Claims Process for Women Veterans December 27- Huffington Post on New VA Study on Sexual Assault in Combat December 26- Federal News Radio on Increase in Sexual Assault Reporting at Military Academies December 22- The Washington Post on Increase of Sexual Assault Reporting at Military Academies