TV News LIES

Saturday, Apr 18th

Last update11:39:28 PM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest Pentagon unveils measures to combat sexual assaults in the military

Pentagon unveils measures to combat sexual assaults in the military

E-mail Print PDF

Chuck HagelThe U.S. Defense Department on Thursday unveiled steps to combat sexual assaults in the armed forces by increasing protection for victims, beefing up oversight of investigations, and making responses to such crimes more consistent across the military.

"Sexual assault is a stain on the honor of our men and women who honorably serve our country, as well as a threat to the discipline and the cohesion of our force. It must be stamped out," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a statement.

Hagel said he would continue to meet weekly with senior Pentagon leaders to review the broad effort to eliminate a problem that has plagued the military for decades.

The Pentagon reported in May that there had been a 37 percent increase in cases of unwanted sexual contact in the military from 2011 to 2012, with 26,000 people reporting everything from groping to rape, up from 19,000 a year earlier.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Millions Spent Lobbying By Private Prison Corporations To Keep A Quota Of Arrested Immigrants

privatee prisonsPrivate prison corporations spent $11 million over six years to lobby Congress to keep immigrants in...

Documents show Va. woman was shackled before being stunned

natasha mckennaA mentally ill woman who died after a stun gun was used on her at the...

Life term for 1 Blackwater guard; 30 years for 3 others

Blackwater trialA federal judge in Washington gave out prison terms of 30 years to life on Monday...

Obama and Raul Castro: Together at last

Castro and Obama meetU.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro will share the same stage on Friday...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!