U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has gained bipartisan support for her bill to overhaul how the military handles sexual assault cases. Now, it faces pushback from the leaders of the Armed Services Committee.
The nation’s top general has signaled he might be open to the kind of military justice reforms that New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has pushed for to put sexual assault cases in the hands of civilian authorities.
A group of bipartisan U.S. senators wants to take military sexual assault cases away from high ranking military officers after a new report showed that the officers assigned to those cases were more likely to close them than preside over them fairly.
As the U.S. Air Force prepared to roll out a new sexual assault prevention strategy, it sent a delegation to Connecticut College, a small liberal arts school that introduced the same program several years earlier.