The Eurasia Review website reports today (June 30, 2012) that a U.S. Air Force investigation has identified 31 female cadets who were sexually assaulted by their male trainers at a Texas military camp.
An internal probe is currently looking at 12 male military instructors that were serving at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Six of them face charges of misconduct, including rape and adultery.
"We are taking a comprehensive look, not only at the cases we know, but in trying to assess whether there are other cases out there," said Gen. Edward Rice during a Pentagon briefing.
Gen. Rice also said that the Air Force command is currently looking at the possibility of female cadets being trained by only female instructors. Only 11 percent of the Air Force training instructors currently are women.