Pentagon Looks To Restore Trust Of Sex Assault Victims

MGN Online


The Pentagon says it's making it a high priority to restore the trust of military members who have been the victims of sexual assault.

It's also introducing new initiatives to make sure the problem is addressed at all levels.

The Pentagon is trying to make a strong statement on how the military views this issue for both those in uniform and Department of Defense civilians.

"Sexual assault is a stain on the honor of the men and women who serve our country as well as a threat to the discipline and the cohesion of our force. It must be stamped out," said Pentagon spokesman George Little.

"Sexual assault is not tolerated, not condoned, it's not ignored," said Jessica Wright, undersecretary for Personnel.

The Pentagon also says it's addressing the correlation between alcohol and sexual assaults by restricting the hours when alcohol can be sold on military bases.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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