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Why Senator Gillibrand is right about military sexual assault
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Why Senator Gillibrand is right about military sexual assault

By taking sexual assault cases out of the chain of command and handing them to an independent, unbiased military prosecutor, we can curb the rising rates of sexual assault and simultaneously restore faith in the military criminal justice system.

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  • Patrick Murphy

The sexual assault problem is a cancer on the military. It’s time to make our military justice system independent from the chain of command in felony cases: this will give confidence to those service members assaulted to come forward in search of justice.

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Patrick Murphy

Senior Fellow