Senator Gillibrand Presses Military Leaders On Sexual Assault
Senator Gillibrand questions military officials on sexual assault at the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on sexual assault in the military.
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It’s possible the veritable epidemic of sexual assaults faced within the military may finally be coming under a deserved, withering spotlight, as Gillibrand’s forceful stand on the issue earlier this week came in concert with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s order to review the power afforded to commanders to overturn convictions within the military. Hagel’s decision was spurred by the controversy of an Air Force lieutenant colonel, convicted of sexual assault, only to be reprieved.