Sexual assault in the military is a critical problem which detracts from the readiness of America’s armed forces.
In a major new special report, Heritage Foundation legal expert and former prosecutor Cully Stimson presents the facts and outlines solutions.
Lawmakers and the executive branch have rightly focused attention on reports of assault and have proposed some thoughtful solutions. But the scheme proposed by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) would (1) weaken the military, whose mission is to defend the nation, and (2) ultimately harm victims of sexual assault.
Stimson makes the case for several specific reforms to address the problem, like changes to the JAG Corps. And he warns that radical changes pushed by some lawmakers could undermine the order and discipline that’s critical for the armed forces.
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