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17 Apr 2008

Author:
Karen Houppert, The Nation

KBR's Rape Problem

As news broke of the rape of yet another US military contractor employee in Iraq…the Senate Foreign Relations Committee convened a hearing April 9 to demand that the Justice Department explain why it has failed to prosecute a single sexual assault case…since the Iraq War began. "American women working in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to be sexually assaulted while their assailants go free," said Senator Bill Nelson, who called the hearing...Obviously, US military contractors have an interest in avoiding the bad publicity that would follow if these complaints were not kept secret [refers to Halliburton, KBR, Service Employees International]

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