Battling the Storm Within

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Military sexual assault: New calls to reform system that allows DOD to police itself

WASHINGTON (SBG) — When the Biden Administration took over, there were immediate calls to address what many say is an alarming systemic issue: sexual assault in the military. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin took action shortly after confirmation, writing in a memo, "we must do more" when it comes to the issue of sexual assault. President Biden has also ordered a commission to review procedures in place and seek ways to improve them. As we await the results of new investigations, advocates, lawmakers and survivors are pushing for change now, saying this is the moment to reform a system that fails to deliver justice.


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