Senate Chooses Less-Radical Military Sex-Crime Reform

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 6:11 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate went with the more modest of two proposed changes to the military's prosecution of sex crimes, choosing Thursday to keep commanders' authority intact, even as new allegations were raised against the U.S. Army's top sexual assault prosecutor.

Sex crimes scandals have rocked the military several times in recent years, from internal reports of U.S. Air Force trainers raping female recruits at Lackland Air Force Base, to sexual assault charges against an Army general who had been a commanding general in Afghanistan.

Congress has...
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