of rape charges by female cadets at the U.S. Air Academy in Colorado Springs, the Defense Department plans to investigate all U.S. military academies, including those for the Navy, Army and Merchant Marine, CNN reported on March 19, 2003. As the scandal at the Air Force
Academy expanded, leaders had ordered a review of how the academy handles complaints. A 17 -member team of Air Force investigators spent about two weeks at the academy and recommended individual counselors for victims, greater authority to officers to monitor relations between the sexes and separate dorm areas for the sexes.
Critics of the last
proposal said integrating the sexes in the military–in units, living areas and work details–seemed to reduce sexual assaults because women were …