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Pentagon Officials Grilled on Military Rapes

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The Pentagon says more than 100 U.S. servicewomen in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan say they were sexually assaulted or raped by fellow troops. At a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, senators grilled top Pentagon officials on their handling of the sexual assault claims. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and New York Times reporter Eric Schmitt.

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