Military hazing: Unclear if the problem is better or worse

Military officials have stepped up their anti-hazing efforts in recent years, but haven’t tracked whether any of those changes are working, according to a new study out this week.

The Defense Department “has not conducted oversight by regularly monitoring the implementation of its hazing policy by the military services,” researchers from the Government Accountability Office say in their new report. “Likewise, the Coast Guard has not required regular headquarters-level monitoring of the implementation of its hazing policy.”

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February 11, 2016 (Photo Credit: Cpl. Caitlin Brink/Marine Corps)