ON AIR STAR
00:00:00 | 3:02:50

SUPPORT KCRW!

close

FROM THIS EPISODE

Generals have overturned sexual assault convictions — without giving a reason. The head of Sexual Prevention and Response for the Air Force was arrested for drunkenly groping a woman in a parking lot.  t the White House last week, the Commander in Chief expressed support for soldiers who have been sexually assaulted. But there's evidence that such assaults are increasing and that victims have lost confidence in military justice, partly because of the chain of command. High-profile cases of commanders overturning court-martial convictions have members of Congress calling for change, but the Pentagon is concerned about a system of discipline based on the requirements of combat. We hear from a former Marine officer who was raped, a congresswoman who's calling for action and from skeptics who warn against moving too fast. Is it time for change in the Uniform Code of Military Justice?

Banner image: Marine Corps Lt. Elle Helmer visits the Vietnam War Memorial in the investigative documentary The Invisible War. Photo: Cinedigm/Docurama Films

Producers:
Kerry Cavanaugh
Evan George
Caitlin Shamberg

Main Topic Is the Pentagon Losing the War against Sex Crimes? 34 MIN, 47 SEC

Guests:
Craig Whitlock, Washington Post (@CraigMWhitlock)
Elle Helmer, US Marine Corps (formerly)
Jackie Speier, House of Representative (@RepSpeier)
Michael Waddington, Gonzalez and Waddington (@courtmartiallaw)
Gene Fidell, Yale Law School (@YaleLawSch)

Events

View All Events

iTUNES SPOTIFY
AMAZON RDIO
FACEBOOK EMAIL
TWITTER COPY LINK
FACEBOOK TWITTER