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Pentagon names new leader in war against sexual assault

Maj. Gen. Gary Patton becomes head of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office next month.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Gary Patton , sexual assaults

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 09:18am EDT

Military sexual assault survivors storm Capitol Hill

Ahead of the markup of the annual defense policy bill by key House committee, hundreds of survivors of military sexual assault take to the Capitol to demand change.

Tags: DoD , Service Women’s Action Network , sexual assault , Military justice , Leon Panetta , Bruce Braley , Michael Wishnie , Sandra Park , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 11:17am EDT

Pentagon takes new steps to fight sexual assaults

One goal with the new initiatives is to increase reporting. DoD estimates about 86 percent of sexual assaults are not reported. Nearly 3,200 assaults were reported in the 12-month budget period ending Sept. 30, a slight increase from the year before.

Tags: DoD , sexual assault , Federal Drive

Friday - 04/20/2012, 10:23am EDT