General Addresses Army's 'Child Abuse Epidemic'
The Army Times calls it the Army's hidden child abuse epidemic.The newspaper published figures showing child abuse cases in Army families spiked 28 percent between 2008 and 2011. During a recent visit to Fort Drum, the Army's vice chief of staff pointed out the military's rate of child abuse is still way below the one on the civilian side. "If you're in the Army, even one case is bad," Gen. John Campbell said. "You can't try to defend that. What you want to do is try to get out from under the problmem and we're working on that." Campbell says an Army initiative aimed at making soldiers and their families more resilient to stress will help address the problem.