Military Sexual Assault Op-Eds

Op-Eds written by Col Don Christensen, USAF (Ret), former President of Protect Our Defenders

Lindsey Graham is a total hypocrite on Judge Jackson and child porn: Here’s why, Salon, April 8th, 2022

The Division of Authority Between the Special Trial Counsel and Commanders Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice: Planning Now for the Next Phase of Reform, Lawfare, February 28th, 2022

Military commanders shouldn’t have prosecution authority, The Hill, May 16th, 2021

If Austin Is Serious about Preventing Sexual Assault, Why Is Hyten Still Vice Chief?, Defense One, January 31st, 2021

Vanessa Guillen Proves the Military’s #MeToo Movement Is Long Overdue, Newsweek, July 10, 2020

John Kelly and the ‘Good Soldier’ Defense, The Atlantic, February 26th, 2018

The Military Justice Improvement Act Ensures Justice, Despite What Its Critics Say, Task & Purpose, June 16th, 2015


Op-Eds written by Third Party Authors on the Topic of Military Sexual Assault, Harassment, and Retaliation for Such

Editorial: Sexual assaults continue to plague the military, Express News, September 12th, 2022

The criminal justice reform movement can’t ignore the military, The Washington Post, July 5th, 2021

Military justice reform, ‘pink courts,’ and unit cohesion, The Hill, June 10th, 2021

There’s a Sexual Assault Crisis in the Military. Congress Can Stop It. The New York Times, June 6th, 2021

Protect, support military sexual assault survivors, The Gainesville Sun, May 18th, 2021

The military should finally take sexual assault cases out of commanding officers’ control, The Washington Post, April 28th, 2021

Why McSally is right, and wrong, about military sexual assaults, Air Force Times, March 24th, 2019

A Broken Military Justice System, The New York Times, March 17th, 2014

It Is Time to Change the Culture of the Military and Change Attitudes About Sexual Assault, HuffPost, November 20th, 2013

Broken Military Justice, The New York Times, October 8th, 2013

Why Senator Gillibrand is right about military sexual assault, MSNBC, June 17th, 2013