Female Soldiers Now More Likely to Be Assaulted By Fellow Soldiers Than Killed in Combat

It's really dangerous for women in the military. But that's not because of the putative enemy.

This may be old news to some, but it bears repeating again and again for as long as it's a reality:

In fact, it is the high victimization rate of female soldiers—women in the armed forces are now more likely to be assaulted by a fellow soldier than killed in combat—that has helped cast light on men assaulting other men.


That's from a new article in Newsweek about man-on-man rape in the armed forces, a taboo phenomenon that happens more than you'd probably think. Still, while male rape is undoubtedly a serious subject, the part I've put in bold up there is horrifying to no end.

When young American men are more dangerous to their fellow female soldiers than the Al Qaeda, who is the terrorist?