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"For the second time in a week we are seeing someone who is supposed to be the tip of the spear preventing sexual assault being investigated for committing that very act. We have to do better by the men and women serving. And assure them that they will be serving and not be attacked by their colleagues, and not be subject to this kind of treatment.We have the best and the brightest serving in our military. We have the greatest military in the world. And we ask everything of them. We ask them to even die for their country. We should not be asking them to be subject to sexual assault and rape.It is time to get serious and get to work reforming the military justice system that clearly isn't working. I believe strongly that to create the kind of real reform that will make a difference we must remove the chain of command from the decision making process for these types of serious offenses."
"Military sexual assault is an outrage," exclaimed Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority, following the release of the DoD report. "There is no excuse. We must take military sexual assault cases out of the chain of command so those responsible are held accountable for their egregious actions. No more coddling, no more protection, no more promoting of predators."
Media Resources: Department of Defense 5/14/2013; MSNBC 5/14/2013; Feminist Majority 5/8/2013; Feminist Newswire 5/8/2013, 5/7/2013;
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