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Col. Max Maxwell, strategic initiatives officer, Judge Advocate General

A new law targeting sexual assault in the military means big changes to its judicial system.

Tags: Defense Authorization Bill , Judge Advocate General , Colonel Max Maxwell , sexual assault

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 09:48am EDT

Pentagon orders new measures to combat sexual assault

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel orders seven reforms based on existing "best practices" inside and outside of DoD. Critics call the announcement a missed opportunity for more sweeping changes in the fight against military sexual assault.

Tags: DoD , sexual assault , court martial , Workforce , Jessica Wright , Curtis Scaparrotti , Chuck Hagel , Barack Obama , Jackie Speier , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/16/2013, 05:46am EDT

Hagel: Accountability breakdown was leading factor in sexual assaults

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he's taken several steps to improve the military's response to and prevention of sexual assaults, but that the problem can't be solved by policy directives alone. On the matter of sexual assaults, he said he believes the military's chain of command has suffered an accountability breakdown.

Tags: sexual assault , Chuck Hagel , Martin Dempsey , Mark Welsh , Jared Serbu , management , Workforce

Monday - 05/20/2013, 05:26am EDT