Pentagon Watch: Military in Porn Biz

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Lackland, Other Bases Sell Sexually Exploitive Magazines Amid Sex Scandals

WASHINGTON, D.C., NUMBER 2 – June 12, 2013

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How can the Pentagon expect sexual exploitation in the military to cease when the Pentagon continues to sell sexually exploitive magazines?

As one example, Joint base San Antonio-Lackland, in Texas, the subject of a January Congressional hearing over it’s large number of sexual assaults on base, continues to sell at least a dozen sexually exploitive magazines.

This photo was taken by Morality in Media on May 30, nearly six months after the Congressional hearing revealed that there were at least 59 alleged victims of sexual assault and that 32 basic training instructors were under investigation for sexual abuse.

MIM wrote a letter to Secretary Hagel on June 3 calling on him to stop the sale of pornography on all military bases ( The Military Honor and Decency Act prohibits the sale of porn on bases. 10 U.S.C. 2489a(d).

The Pentagon Watch on Sexual Exploitation

Pentagon Watch is a publication of Morality in Media targeting the sexually exploitive culture in today’s U.S. Military, which is fueled in part by the sale of pornography in the exchange services and on ships and by access to pornography through electronic devices or other means on military bases.

MIM was founded in 1962, Morality in Media, Inc. is the leading organization focused on opposing pornography and indecency through public education and the application of the law. 

The Numbers


NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.


The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.


NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.



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