Military sex assaults dominate the news

The frequency of sexual assaults against women in the military, and the disregard of their severity by senior officers, continues to inflame Congress. Senators on the Armed Services Committee questioned whether the whole military justice system should be overhauled. The House companion committee passed a measure to prevent officers from reversing convictions of rapists. It looks as if a long list of new legislation will try to change the military’s culture of protecting sexual offenders.