Report: U.S. Military faces scrutiny over its prostitution policies

Posted at 8:10 AM, Apr 30, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-30 08:10:23-04

According to a story posted on, the U.S. military is now facing scrutiny over its prostitution policies.

Here is an excerpt from the report:

‘No one talks tougher against prostitution than the U.S. military.

Even in countries where prostitution is legal, military personnel violating a seven-year-old Department of Defense policy against paying for sex face up to a year in jail and dishonorable discharge if caught.

Officers and troops are taught about the links between human trafficking and prostitution. They also face country-specific instructions at bases like the U.S. installation in South Korea, where the policy describes prostitution as “cruel and demeaning.” ‘

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