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Military Violence / Sexual Abuse / Domestic Abuse #919554

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The Army's crackdown on sexual abuse in the military noted; statistics on military domestic abuse cited. Exclusive CBS News report introduced.

(No location given: Katie Couric) The deadly nature of domestic violence inside the US military examined; scenes shown; details given about failures in the military system in dealing with mental health problems and resulting family abuse. [Domestic violence survivor military wife Jessacia PATTON†- describes being beaten and her husband Spc. Lenny McIntire's†† behavior that broke her; states the beaten wife falls through the cracks in the system.] [In shadow, former ADVOCATE - says a better training program is needed.] [Army director of family affairs Lynn McCOLLUM†- reacts to the comments about abuse; comments on the challenge of getting information out.] The case of Sgt. James Pitts†† previewed.

Couric, Katie

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