NBC’s Kristen Welker and MSNBC contributor Karen Finney break down the Defense Department news conference – which dealt mainly with recent high profile cases of sexual assault in the military and why there is no single “silver bullet” that can simply fix military culture.
As two scandals and a Pentagon report show an escalating problem of sexual assault in the military, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins Alex Wagner’s panel to talk about legislation aimed at stopping the epidemic.
Senator Barbara Boxer talks with Rachel Maddow about yet another high profile sex abuse scandal in the U.S. military and what can be done legislatively to fix a problem at which military leaders have failed miserably and which is apparently sustained in part by military culture.
Investigators in Fort Hood, Texas, are looking into allegations that an Army sergeant sexually assaulted three female soldiers and forced one into prostitution. This is only the latest in a string of military sexual assault scandals that has lawmakers demanding answers. NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski report
The Army is investigating a sergeant first class whose job is to prevent sexual assault at Fort Hood for allegedly forcing a subordinate into prostitution and allegedly assaulting two tohers. Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass., is co-chair of the Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus, and she joins Chri
Melissa Harris-Perry’s “Open Letter” goes out to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. She asks for real, institutional changes in the military that will allow victims to report crimes without fear of retaliation or humiliation.
Rep. Loretta Sanchez discusses her bill to protect those who report sexual assaults in the military. This bill comes a disturbing report shows sexual assault cases in the military increased since 2010.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey hold a joint news conference at the Pentagon in Washington March 17, 2013. Hagel said on Friday the Pentagon will do everything necessary to "fix" the problem of sexual assault in the military after incidents in
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks during a joint news conference with Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey at the Pentagon in Washington March 17, 2013. Hagel said on Friday the Pentagon will do everything necessary to "fix" the problem of sexual assault in the military after inc
U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listen as President Barack Obama speaks to the media after a meeting on sexual assault in the military at the White House in Washington May 16, 2013. The White House and U.S. lawmakers went on the offensive against s