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A third of military women surveyed say they suffer sexual harassment

CAPITOL HILL (AP) -- Two Pentagon reports out today show the number of sexual assault cases in the military on the decline, but suggest sexual harassment may be on the rise. The report on sexual assaults says the number of cases reported among military personnel fell by 9 percent last year. That follows years of significant increases. Still, the a Pentagon spokesman characterizes the decrease as "minimal" and says it shouldn't necessarily be viewed as a trend. Officials had attributed earlier increases in part to more aggressive efforts to get victims to come forward. In a separate survey, one-third of military women said they had been sexually harassed, while 6 percent of men said they had been harassed. The figure for women was worse than the previous finding several years ago. Still, it was better than a similar survey conducted in 1995. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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After serving 12 years in the USAF I can tell you it's not very hard to get into trouble with sexual harassment in the military. All it takes is LITERALLY a glance at a female and if they feel uncomfortable, your in trouble. Sexual harassment has gotten to the point where it is kind of ridiculous. You cannot even LOOK at a woman in the work place anymore because you just don't know what might happen. Sexual advances, touching, etc should be NO QUESTION when it comes to sexual harassment, but all it takes is a FEELING of uneasiness. WE ARE typically attracted to the opposite sex, men look, women look and a LOOK shouldn't be enough to get in trouble.