Criticism of the military has been pretty severe over the past five years for its inability to handle its harassment/sexual assault problems adequately. It makes sense that sexual harassment and sexual assault would be a much different problem for the military than for a traditional workplace. People work much more closely together for extended periods of time, with a lot more blurring between personal time and work time. If the military has a hard time solving that problem in places far away from combat zones, it seems possible they'll be even less able to solve it in places like Afghanistan or on ships patrolling the Persian Gulf, etc. Not that I believe women shouldn't be allowed to take part in combat because of that: "You can't be a soldier because we can't get our act together to protect you from your fellow soldiers. Sorry."