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Military Takes New Steps Against Sexual Assault

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says sexual assaults are a threat to women and men in uniform and the Pentagon must do more to fight a culture that discourages victims from reporting assaults. Hagel said Thursday he is ordering a greater focus on prevention programs, including plans to review alcohol sales and policies.   Reports of sexual assaults by members of the military rose 50 percent after the Pentagon began a vigorous campaign to get more victims to come forward,...

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