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One endangered species the military has neglected: female troops

It was interesting to read that the Defense Department spends about $73 million a year to protect 420 endangered species located on 28 million acres of Defense Department land (“Military ranges havens for rare species,” Page A14, Aug. 11). I can’t help but wonder why the desert tortoise and the Pacific pocket mouse have received special protection for years, while US female troops who have been raped while in the military have been ignored or persecuted since women first entered into the military system.

Female service members are a vital national resource, and are also endangered; I hope they soon get the protection that they deserve.

Teana Gilinson


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