armed forces and discrimination

armed forces and discrimination
   With the end of the Cold War, the armed forces’ practices have come under scrutiny. Cases of sexual harassment and dismissal from the service for pregnancy have brought adverse court judgements. Complaints about pressure to have abortions have also generated bad publicity. Homosexuals who admit to being active are still barred from entry to the armed services on the grounds that they represent a security risk or that others will feel threatened by them. A number of cases of differential treatment of officers and enlisted men have occurred. For example, SAS soldiers have been prevented from publishing memoirs, while officers have been allowed to publish theirs.

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