U.S. policy a paper tiger against sex trade in war zones

by Scott Smith

A difficult mandate

Justice Department prosecutors privately complain that the zero-tolerance policy is nearly unenforceable — partly because it makes little distinction between organized sexual slavery and voluntary prostitution.

“Are we interested in chasing every contractor that gets a hooker or using our resources to go after the guys who force people into modern-day slavery?” asks one former trafficking investigator, who requested anonymity.