President Calls Military Assaults A Security Threat

Jun 22, 2013

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel takes questions from reporters on the recently announced DoD Sexual Assault Prevention Initiatives during a press conference in the Pentagon on May 7, 2013.
Credit By DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett. (Released) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

May 19, 2013

President Obama calls sexual assault in the military a threat to national security.

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