Vets group sues Pentagon to get data on service academies' gender targets, recruiting policies

A lawsuit filed in Connecticut on behalf of a female veterans group is pressing the Pentagon for information on gender targets and recruiting policies at U.S. service academies.

The complaint filed Tuesday alleges the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy did not respond adequately to requests filed in November for records under the Freedom of Information Act.

The Service Women's Action Network says the data it seeks could identify issues that prevent women from being admitted to the academies. Enrollment there remains overwhelming male.

A Pentagon spokesman said it does not comment on pending litigation.

The lawsuit was filed by attorneys with the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School and the American Civil Liberties Union.