Battling the Storm Within

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Shanahan calls for reforms as military sexual assaults rise by 38%; highest for young women

WASHINGTON – Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan called for sweeping changes in the way the military handles sexual assaults and harassment following a reported 38% increase in assaults from 2016 to 2018. That spike in crime within the ranks comes after years of focused effort and resources to eradicate it.

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