Can the military police itself on sex crimes?

Can the military police itself on sex crimes?

Washington— The U.S. Senate is poised to pass legislation this fall aimed at curbing what lawmakers agree is a troubling crisis of sexual assaults in the armed forces, but disagreements remain over whether military commanders can be trusted to lead the charge against abuse.

The battle has led to divisions in the Michigan congressional delegation. Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the powerful Armed Services Committee, will present national defense authorization legislation in the coming weeks that includes more than two dozen provisions to encourage reporting, prosecution and prevention of sexual assaults.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131017/OPINION01/310170036#ixzz2i1mz5ojL

 

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