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New Law Requires Civilian Review of California Military Sexual Assault Cases

Signed on Thursday, the law takes the prosecution of military sexual assault cases out of the chain of command and into the hands of civilian prosecutors in California.

Signed on Thursday, the law takes the prosecution of military sexual assault cases out of the chain of command and into the hands of civilian prosecutors in California.

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Mixed Results for Women in House Version of National Defense Authorization Act

The House passed its version of the defense bill last week, with some wins and losses on sexual assault and a few boons for new moms.

The House passed its version of the defense bill last week, with some wins and losses on sexual assault and a few boons for new moms.

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Procedural Vote Blocks Gillibrand’s Military Sexual Assault Bill

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke on the floor Thursday in support of Gillibrand's measure, noting that McCaskill's approach fell in line with a long history of proclamations of creating a climate of zero tolerance for sexual assaults within the chain of command.

After a year of focused debate, advocates for changing a culture of rampant sexual assault within the military were rebuked by a 55-45 procedural vote that did not allow the measure to advance to a full vote.

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Agreement Reached on Debate for Military Sexual Assault Measure

At a hearing that featured the searing testimony of survivors of sexual assault in the military, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told RH Reality Check that her proposal to remove the prosecution of sex crimes from the chain of command would see debate on the Senate floor in the coming weeks.

At a hearing that featured the searing testimony of survivors of sexual assault in the military, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told RH Reality Check that her proposal to remove the prosecution of sex crimes from the chain of command would see debate on the Senate floor in the coming weeks.

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Vote on Sexual Assault Measures Thwarted in Senate

An attempt to bring up for debate measures designed to address sexual assault in the military, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's bid to remove prosecution of sex crimes from the chain of command, was scuttled on Monday.

An attempt to bring up for debate measures designed to address sexual assault in the military, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s bid to remove prosecution of sex crimes from the chain of command, was scuttled on Monday.

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How the Military Creates a ‘Perfect Storm’ for Eating Disorders (Updated)

In a way, the military can create a perfect storm for triggering an eating disorder.

The military’s emphasis on discipline, rank, and teamwork, combined with rule-based conducts, regimented eating, and grueling physical training mirrors the mindset often associated with eating disorders.

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Gillibrand Demands Scores of Sexual Assault Case Records From Pentagon

An AP investigation of sexual assault cases at U.S. military bases in Japan reveals erratic application of justice, and the senator suspects there's more to be found stateside.

An AP investigation of sexual assault cases at U.S. military bases in Japan reveals erratic application of justice, and the senator suspects there’s more to be found stateside.

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Kirsten Gillibrand’s Military Sexual Assault Bill Faces Filibuster Threat

Sen. Claire McCaskill has said she will filibuster her Democratic colleague's Military Justice Improvement Act, which would remove prosecution decisions for serious crimes like sexual assault from the military command.

Sen. Claire McCaskill has said she will filibuster her Democratic colleague’s Military Justice Improvement Act, which would remove prosecution decisions for serious crimes like sexual assault from the military command.

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Military General Criticized for Sexual Assault Prosecutions to Retire

Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin announced Wednesday that he is retiring to avoid being a further “distraction” for the Air Force.

Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin announced Wednesday that he is retiring to avoid being a further “distraction” for the Air Force.

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Obama Calls for One-Year Review of Military’s Response to Sexual Assault

The announcement was greeted with cautious optimism from victims' advocates in Congress, who said that more urgent reform is still needed sooner than a year from now.

The announcement was greeted with cautious optimism from victims’ advocates in Congress, who said that more urgent reform is still needed.

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