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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013 6:25 pm

Our military has a serious problem with sexual assaults and high ranking officers say they recognize it and are dealing with it. We hope so.

Cases have been brought to the attention of the public about rape and sexual assaults that have occurred. The number is alarming. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a member of the Senate Armed Service Committee, has complained about a case in which an Air Force officer was convicted of sexual assault by an all-male jury and was sentenced to prison. His commanding general overturned the conviction and reinstated the officer, which apparently under the military code he has the authority to do.

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