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Activists call for stiffer internal oversight of military academy sex assault cases
Activists call for stiffer internal oversight of military academy sex assault cases

Advocates for victims of sexual assault in the military called on the White House Monday to give new powers to the Pentagon inspector general to review complaints by students at the Naval Academy and the other service academies. The move is the latest step in a campaign by the Service Women's Action Network, which is battling sexual assault and discrimination throughout the military, including at the elite training grounds for the nation's future military leaders. Under military law, a midshipman or cadet who is assaulted is supposed to report the incident to their immediate superior, who is then supposed to report up the chain of command. SWAN said its draft executive order...

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