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Sexual Harassment in the US Military

Legal Issue Analysis

a 700 to 1,050-word written legal issue analysis of a newspaper or magazine article that discusses a legal aspect of a specific diversity issue, such as harassment, ADA, and so forth. Summarize the diversity issue, analyze the legal concerns, and present your thoughts and beliefs regarding the issue. In presenting your thoughts and beliefs, contextualize your opinion in terms of the challenges of managing that diversity issue within your workplace. Be prepared to discuss your summary.

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Dear Student,
Hello. As for this particular problem, I hope the solution below will be of help. It tackles legal issues in diversity within the US military. Diversity in the US military is a hot topic and so are legal issues accompanying it. The primary article for this solution, which is what you are needing for this particular problem can be found on this link, http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/military/july-dec97/harassment_9-11.html . You will find however that throughout the progress of the solution, websites, links to documents and studies on the topic are also listed to illustrate the problem further as well as to provide avenues for further study and research expansion. If you have any questions on this solution, please feel free to leave a comment via the feedback section. I will do my best to watch out for it.Good luck and thank you for using Brainmass.

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Legal Issues in Diversity: Sexual Harassment in the US Military
(article review)

The US military is in itself a massive secondary group in society that has its own set of rules having developed traditions, practices and a sense of identity throughout its dynamic history from the days of US Independence. In short, the US military has its own culture. Predominantly male-dominated, issues of harassment across the board continue to surface despite all efforts in principles, by-laws, awareness programs and training and varied other campaigns to ensure that harassment within the military system does not at all occur. Harassment and issues of discrimination & even sexual assault crosses the boundaries of gender, rank and race. In the US global military presence, issues of harassment against prisoners of war, terrorist-suspects and detainees as well as relations with other serving soldiers of NATO coalition members continue to make it to the news. The following article (the primary article for this essay) discusses this reality of diversity and harassment/discrimination issues in a global context here:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/military/july-dec97/harassment_9-11.html

According to top US military officials, the problem is imbedded within the military culture that it is too difficult a practice to stamp out. Two top US military Officers speak out in the late 90's (Sept 11, 1997):

? MAJ. GEN. RICHARD SIEGFRIED, U.S. Army: "When we looked at the EO system, when we talk about the commitment to the system, there are a couple of ways you can do that. No. 1, you put resources towards it. And we found that we needed more resources at the departmental level to over-watch the system and make sure that it's working correctly, that we needed more resources where the soldiers were stationed because we found some units that did not have school trained equal opportunity advisers there to be proactive in making sure that the environment is correct."

? BRIG. GEN. EVELYN FOOTE: "I think in the minds of the women and frequently, frankly in the minds of many of the men too, the greater problem is gender discrimination."

The diversity in terms of gender, race and individual preferences does make it easier for people to feel discriminated against or ...

Solution Summary

The solution, a comprehensive 1,852-word essay is a legal issue analysis that presents the issue of Sexual Harassment in the US Military. The solution provides sample cases side by side with opinion of key military figures and the official position of the Service. Links to further cases are cited in-text and an analysis as well as reactions and recommendations to the presented positions & cases are included. References, both web and print are listed for expansion. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing.

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