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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has announced removing chain of command from sexual assault cases

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has announced that he will work with Congress to remove the prosecution of sexual assault and domestic violence cases from the military chain of command.

The moves were among recommendations made by an Independent Review Commission that Austin had appointed to look at the issue of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the military.

That panel presented their findings on Monday and while Austin said in a statement issued Tuesday evening that he would be making specific recommendations to President Joe Biden, he said “I know enough at this point” to announce the moves

 

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