Pentagon advisory panel: Strip commanders’ ability to prosecute sexual assaults

Department of DefensePentagon advisory panel: Strip commanders’ ability to prosecute sexual assaults

The push to strip commanders of their authority to prosecute sexual assault cases got a boost from an official Pentagon advisory group that is calling on military leaders to support the proposed law.

The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, known as DACOWITS, voted on Friday to support the controversial bill that is gaining steam, albeit slowly, on Capitol Hill.

Read more: http://www.armytimes.com/article/20130930/NEWS06/309300029/Pentagon-advisory-panel-Strip-commanders-ability-to-prosecute-sexual-assaults

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