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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sexual assault remains 'tremendous problem' for military, lawmaker says

WASHINGTON — A House committee will take a closer look at the “tremendous problem” of sexual assault in the military following a damning report on the service academies, the chairwoman of a House subpanel said Thursday.

The comments, which were part of a House Appropriations Committee subpanel hearing on the quality of life in the military, highlighted recent Defense Department findings that reports of sexual assaults at academies have risen dramatically.

The subpanel’s new chairwoman told the panel of military leaders that the findings painted a “devastating portrait.”

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