Is the Pentagon Losing the War against Sex Crimes?

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At 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.

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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

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Kerry Cavanaugh, Caitlin Shamberg