Inside the Nude Photo Scandal That Rocked The Marine Corps

In July 2017, Esquire’s cover story recounted how our reporting of Marines United unfolded, and detailed systemic cultural issues that complicate ongoing efforts to change a culture which as long permitted sexual harassment and violence. The feature exposed how Marine Corps leadership seemed more concerned with deleting evidence than disciplining those involved in order to strike at the root of the problem.

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Thomas J. Brennan

Thomas is the founder and executive director of The War Horse. He served as an infantryman in Iraq and Afghanistan before studying investigative reporting at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. His reporting has appeared in Vanity Fair, Center for Investigative Reporting, and on the front page of The New York Times. Thomas has held fellowships at the Center for a New American Security, The Atlantic Council, and The George W. Bush Institute. Thomas's feature writing has been awarded by the Society for Features Journalism and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. His investigative reporting has earned him both a national and regional Edward R. Murrow, two Fourth Estate Awards, and the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Journalism Award. He can be reached at thomas@thewarhorse.org.

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