The Pentagon Is Terrified of Sex

Podcast—sex and sensibility in the U.S. military

The Pentagon Is Terrified of Sex The Pentagon Is Terrified of Sex
In 2013, the White House ordered the Pentagon to open combat roles to women and gave the military a three-year deadline. As women take... The Pentagon Is Terrified of Sex

In 2013, the White House ordered the Pentagon to open combat roles to women and gave the military a three-year deadline. As women take on more roles in the U.S. military, both on the front lines and in leadership, the Pentagon must face an issue it has long ignored — relations between men and women.

Tailhook and the Marines United Scandal reveal a military culture that can be at odds with women and their roles alongside men.

But the complications don’t end there. This week on War College, journalist Kevin Knodell walks us through the U.S. military’s general discomfort with talking about sex, according to female service members he spoke with.