For Assaulted Veterans, a Second Battle

New York Times, By THE EDITORIAL BOARD Published: November 17, 2013 For military veterans, the trauma of rape, sexual assault or sexual harassment can be as devastating as combat wounds. But these injuries, while real, are often invisible, and the circumstances behind them shrouded in secrecy and denial. The men and women who endure such crimes often have to fight a second battle, to convince the Department of Veterans Affairs that they are disabled and entitled to compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and other afflictions resulting from service-connected sexual violence. Read Full Article Here