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Aussie Cadets: We Were Forced to Rape Each Other

Public inquiry underway to hear of alleged abuse

(Newser) - Former recruits have emerged with disturbing allegations against Australia's military, claiming that as part of their "initiation," they were raped by staff and also made to rape each other—with some saying they were as young as 15, CNN reports. At a public inquiry that started Tuesday,... More »

30 Cadets Injured in All-Out 'Brawl'

Sergeant-tossing ritual leaves 6 hospitalized

(Newser) - An Air Force ritual devolved into an all-out melee last week that left 30 cadets injured and six hospitalized—with concussions, cuts, and an arm bite, NBC News reports. It was all part of the unauthorized "First Shirt/First Snow" ritual, in which cadets toss a sergeant into a snow... More »

9/11 Memorial Shuns Muslim Hero

They don't want Muslim names on plaque: Mom

(Newser) - As the World Trade Center burned on Sept. 11, a young police cadet rushed to the aid of victims—but you won't see his name on the 9/11 memorial's list of first responders. And even though his body was discovered amid debris from the north tower, Mohammad Salman... More »

West Point Rejects Lesbian Cadet's Readmission

Don't Ask, Don't Tell is still law of the land

(Newser) - Don't Ask, Don't Tell may be on its way out, but it's not gone yet: West Point won't let a lesbian former cadet get back in because the law remains in place, reports the AP . Katherine Miller left the military academy after her sophomore year last... More »

Obama to Send 30K Troops; Home By 2011

President explains US troop surge at West Point

(Newser) - Saying that “Afghanistan is not lost, but for several years it has moved backwards,” President Obama explained his decision tonight to send 30,000 more US troops there. Speaking at the US Military Academy in West Point, NY, he told the cadets in the audience, “I owe... More »

Obama to Give Afghan Speech at West Point

Tuesday troop surge announcement comes as approval falters

(Newser) - President Obama will announce his decision to send 20,000 to 40,000 more troops to fight in Afghanistan in a speech to West Point cadets next Tuesday at 8pm. His remarks will outline a surge, but administration officials say the president is not making a case for an open-ended... More »

West Pointers Eager to Hit War Running

A look into the heads of Army class of '09

(Newser) - There's a group quietly hoping that the war in Iraq doesn't end just yet, and they're hardly insurgents. They're the class of 2009 at West Point, reports Newsweek, in a look at graduates of the military academy and their eagerness to serve their country. The storied institution has proven remarkably... More »

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