Military service is bad for males let alone for women. I think that the idea of equal rights and feminism completely messed up the minds in that case. Woman have no business serving in the army. The army has never been the honorable service that is presented by the propaganda, the media, the literature, the legends and the myths. It was always been for just that killing, raping, looting, conquering. So what you say: "Our military is filling with criminals, systematically recruited from street gangs, from jails and prisons, a great secret, as we send those unfit for American society to live in Afghanistan and feed off the local population as drug cartel enforcers, social misfits and, as we note here, rapists and murderers." ... this is just normal and it was always the norm!!! From the vikings, to the first conquistadors, from Alexander and before right to modern times. War was never fighting evil aliens to save the planet Earth. War was always about: My master wants the lands of your master, so he sends me to kill you, who guard your master's properties. And quite often when if I defeat you and capture you, my master would order me to decapitate you but he will spare your master.
I sort of have my own doubts about this... But that aside, I must say that our standard of what rape is- is pretty much what normal sexual relations are for just about all women in Muslim countries is like. Given that, I don't know what your point is.
think about it. if it were normal why do muslims execute women who get raped for adultery? they would have no women left! this is just a prejudice you have stated. it may be partially true, sexual harassment is high in muslim countries, but it does not excuse rape by US soldiers.
"The Guardian covered the abuse in depth last December and reported that in 2010, 3,158 sexual crimes were reported within the U.S. military. Of those cases, only 529 reached a court room, and only 104 convictions were made. 104 convictions out of a reported 3,158? Combined with the estimated 19,000 unreported cases of sexual assault and harassment last year and you get an estimated 22,000 military soldiers that have been sexually assaulted or raped within the U.S. military. "