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Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s questions to the top National Guard general mirrored those raised by a Cap Times and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation in March that found a decades-long pattern of Guard units burying sexual harassment and assault allegations and retaliating against women who have come forward.

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A Cap Times investigation that included interviews with nearly a dozen sexual assault victims nationwide, found that they wait, on average, two years to get records involving their own case, often delaying them from contesting findings and filing complaints with civilian police or the Department of Defense.

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Sexual assault in the military is nothing new, but the poor response by the National Guard stands out. Guard units have buried sexual assault allegations, withheld crucial documents from victims and retaliated against women who have come forward, including denying them career advancement, an investigation by the Cap Times, in conjunction with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has found.

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