Lawmakers Reach Deal to Overhaul How Military Handles Sexual Assault Cases

Under the agreement, commanders’ powers would be clipped after years of complaints about unfairness and retaliation.

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South Korean Military Struggles to Root Out Sexual Assaults

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.

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Bill to Change How Military Prosecutes Felonies Faces Resistance

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.

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After Failures to Curb Sexual Assault, a Move Toward a Major Shift in Military Law

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has fought for years to remove commanders from deciding assault cases. Now, more colleagues and a Pentagon panel agree.

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The Untold Story of the Black Marines Charged With Mutiny at Sea

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.

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