Military Ignores Sexual Assault Reform

Sexual Assault Left Out of Military’s PTSD Reform

by Michelle Chen

On Monday, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced reforms to the rules for claiming veterans’ benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder. The White House says the move will ease the burden of proof that veterans face when trying to prove the mental wounds of war. But the new regulations are silent on the suffering of women who have experienced sexual trauma in the military.”


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