The Invisible War

About the only thing more shocking than the numbers of rapes and sexual assaults in the branches of the U.S. military is the apparent disinterest the Department of Defense has in meting out justice for them. In a year with more than 3,000 such cases reported, fewer than 200 soldiers were convicted of felonies. And keep in mind that, as it is in the civilian realm, most incidents aren’t even reported. Kirby Dick’s stunning new documentary, The Invisible War, features harrowing accounts from several former servicewomen attacked by fellow soldiers and even commanding officers—women who suffer the consequences of those rapes even today. A lawsuit was filed late last year on behalf of several interviewees in this film. It was dismissed, with the court effectively saying, ‘What happens in the military stays in the military.’ And that may be the most shocking attack of all.

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