In response to a reporters question regarding alcohol sales on military bases – Admiral Greenert mentioned a fact that was quite shocking – a connection between alcohol consumption and the high numbers of rape of military personnel (both men and women) on military installations in the United States and around the world.
“On your original question, we are finding that somewhere between six out of 10 and seven out of 10 sexual assaults, as reported, involve alcohol, the majority. And they’re — well, they’re alcohol-fueled. Looking around at the — what is the atmosphere, what is the climate on our bases? We come to notice that in some of our mini-marts at some of our bases, the larger ones, the sale of alcohol, the hours were very extensive, midnight or after, starting to very early in the morning. And we said, look, this is not in line with the mainstream…” comments by Admiral Greenert at a Pentagon New Conference July 19, 2013…(Source: DOD http://www.defense.gov/transcripts/transcript.aspx?transcriptid=5278 ).
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