Under the agreement, commanders’ powers would be clipped after years of complaints about unfairness and retaliation.
The death of a woman in South Korea’s air force has rekindled outrage over the country’s armed forces, long criticized for abusing and discriminating against women.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has spent years building support for a measure to remove commanders from decisions about prosecuting sex crimes, but some colleagues now worry it goes too far.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has fought for years to remove commanders from deciding assault cases. Now, more colleagues and a Pentagon panel agree.
Racial strife aboard a Navy ship left three men facing the threat of the death penalty. They became little more than statistics in the military’s dismal record of race relations in the Vietnam era.