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Military sexual assaults: reforms not dead yet
Military sexual assaults: reforms not dead yet

Efforts to address the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military got a boost this week from unexpected quarters — the tea party wing of the Republican Party. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas said they support legislation offered by New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand that would take prosecution of such cases outside the military's chain of command. That may be a controversial idea — limiting a commander's involvement in an investigation and prosecution of a soldier — but it's certainly not unprecedented among the world's elite fighting units. A similar strategy successfully decreased the number of sexual assaults taking place...

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