Offers of US military assistance are 'politically dicey' for Nigeria, experts say, and intelligence suggests the schoolgirls have been split up, making their rescue complicated even for Special Forces.
The US is sending a team, including military personnel, to Nigeria to help coordinate the response to the Boko Haram kidnappings of almost 250 school-age girls. Some in Washington urge a deeper US military footprint.
By the Pentagon's data, men account for half of all reported victims of sexual assault in the military. 'Yeah, that kind of stuff happens' is no longer considered to be an adequate response, officials say.
US service members reported 5,000 rapes or sexual assaults in 2013, up from 3,400 in 2012, the Pentagon reports. Military officials see greater willingness to report such crimes. Critics see an unaddressed 'epidemic.'
Sgt. Kyle White will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in November 2007. After his platoon was ambushed, he risked his life to rescue and comfort the wounded and dying and radioed for the help that saved his comrades.
Fort Hood shooting: The wife of a wounded soldier started the ‘Under the Hood’ coffeehouse near Fort Hood, Texas. It’s a place where soldiers can feel comfortable talking about their experiences and fears.