Military sexual assault cases will be removed from chain of command

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

In a move long sought by critics of how the military handles allegations of sexual assaults and harassment, those cases will be removed from the military chain of command and handed over to a new special victims prosecution office by 2027, the Defense Department announced Wednesday. The change is one of several the Pentagon plans to make based on recommendations from an independent review commission on military sexual assaults launched just weeks after the inauguration of President Joe Biden and the appointment of Lloyd Austin III as defense secretary. “This administration has placed an unprec…

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