(NBC News) Efforts by Congress to stop the growing number of military sexual assaults faces an uncertain future.Senators have already rejected one plan which would take commanders out of the equation when it comes to which cases get tried in military court.Instead they're pushing forward with other Full story
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Armed Services Committee endorsed several steps to improve prosecution of military sexual assault on Wednesday during a rare open debate of its annual defense policy bill, but it killed a controversial proposal opposed by Pentagon leaders. Full story
The Cycle hosts and NBC's Kelly O'Donnell discuss the Senate's Armed Services Committee dropping an amendment that would require sexual assault accusations within the military to be addressed outside the chain of command.
Author and Radio Host Kurt Andersen, Nation Edior Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Washington Post columnist Jonathon Capehart, and The Huffington Post's Ryan Grim discuss the Senate’s move against a bill that would take military sexual assault cases outside the chain of command.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., explains why she wants the government to take sexual assault prosecutions entirely out of the hands of the commanders in the military.
Today the women of the Senate Armed Services Committee grilled military leaders about sexual assault in the military. Chris Hayes talks about the hearing with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Anu Bhagwati, and Goldie Taylor.
NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., explain how the Pentagon plans to crack down on sexual assaults in the armed forces.
NBC’s Maria Shriver spoke with three lawmakers who’ve worked on the issue of sexual assaults in the military for years. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen. Susan Collins and Rep. Jackie Speier want to reform military law and send a message that these cases will be taken seriously and prosecuted severely.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, (D-NY) speaks about pending legislation regarding sexual assaults in the military at a Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 4, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing
Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. asks a question of a witness on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, during the committee's hearing on pending legislation regarding sexual assaults in the military .