The Marine Corps has charged two drill instructors with raping female students at the Ft. Leonard Wood military training base in Missouri. The charges are part of a continuing investigation against seven Marine instructors, who were brought up on sexual misconduct charges, including sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual relations with students, last April. The rape charges involve separate incidents that allegedly occurred in June 2000. With these latest charges, some officials believe that the extent and seriousness of the misconduct may be much more widespread than previously thought
One of the officers charged with rape has already pled guilty to improper fraternization with a student and to the receipt, possession, and transportation of child pornography. He is currently in the brig at Quantico, with his rank reduced to private. If convicted, the officers could face life sentences.
9/29/2014 Hope for Afghan Women as New President is Sworn In - Ashraf Ghani, who has has publicly and consistently stated his support for women's rights and women's participation in government, was sworn in as the new President of Afghanistan today at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.
Over 1000 national and international guests attended the ceremony, including high-ranking officials from the United Nations and 34 countries, including a delegation from the United States. . . .