Preview tonight’s report on rape and sexual assault in the military

They are told to expect it and then ignoredcalled “crazy”, and denied access to healthcare when it happens.

Each year, more than 3,000 military men and women report being sexually assaulted by fellow service members. Officials say the number of actual assaults is far higher, closer to 19,000. Of the cases that are reported, only a fraction are prosecuted.

Tonight, NBC’s Natalie Morales will sit down with female soldiers from every branch of the military who say they were raped while serving their country and then were retaliated against for coming forward. She will also interview Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who has admitted this is a serious problem. It’s on at 10. Check out a preview clip here and catch the rest tonight. You can also check out this new ad campaign from the ACLU and retired military leaders and veterans, visit Stand With Servicewomen to sign the petition, and help spread the word.

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