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San Jose Mercury News editorial: Rape in military has a better solution

The San Jose Mercury News Editorial Board writes:

The spike in reports of sexual assaults in the military has the Pentagon scrambling, as it should.

“We have a long way to go in solving this problem,” said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last week. He is a master of understatement.

But the president and Congress passed up the real opportunity to solve it. They should have taken sexual assault reporting out of the military order of command.

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