DOD Releases Weak Sexual Assault Reform Measures

by Jennifer Simeone

Advocates for stronger measures have been, and remain, unimpressed. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) noted that the measures were a “good thing” but were inadequate steps toward solving the issue at its roots:

“As we have heard over and over again from the victims, and the top military leadership themselves, there is a lack of trust in the system that has a chilling effect on reporting. … It is time for Congress to seize the opportunity, listen to the victims and create an independent, objective and non-biased military justice system worthy of our brave men and women’s service.”

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