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Sexual misconduct has reached 'crisis' point at U.S. military academies, lawmaker says

Sexual misconduct has reached 'crisis' point at U.S. military academies, lawmaker says

Sexual misconduct at the nation’s three military academies has accelerated at an alarming rate and become a “crisis,” a U.S. House subcommittee chairwoman said Wednesday at a hearing that included testimony from the Naval Academy’s superintendent.

“I’m putting the academies on notice,” said Rep. Jackie Speier, a California Democrat who chairs a House Armed Services subcommittee. “This isn’t a blip, a ‘Me-Too’ bump or some accident. It’s time for us to recognize that this is a crisis, and I intend to watch it like a hawk.”

Vice Adm. Walter E. Carter Jr., the Naval Academy superintendent, told the panel that “we must do better" and said the Annapolis academy has embarked on...

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