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August 15, 2013 5:15 PM

Senators differ on role for military brass in sexual assault cases

The Pentagon on Thursday unveiled new efforts to combat sexual assaults in the military, but it left the most controversial question unanswered. Its action doesn’t change how much control military commanders hold over the prosecution of major crimes. Whether to keep that power in the chain of command remains a contentious issue, one that’s split lawmakers who otherwise agree that dramatic changes are long overdue.

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