Korb and Laich: Sex assault and the chain of command

Most individuals and groups inside and outside of government agree that the U.S. military has a sexual assault problem, and that it is getting worse. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno has called military sexual assault a “cancer.”

But there is disagreement about whether the problem is serious enough to remove jurisdiction over sexual assaults from the military chain of command.

The above excerpt was originally published in Military Times.