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Stars & Stripes: Military Sexual Assault Year in Review

Stars & Stripes is recapping 2014’s key developments in military sexual assault news. Among the year’s notable events was Don Christensen joining Protect Our Defenders:

The Air Force’s chief prosecutor, who won the conviction against [Col] Wilkerson, also retired. Col. Don Christensen, considered the service’s best litigator, said Air Force officials had retaliated against him for failing to back Franklin’s decision, just as he said he’d seen commanders retaliate against victims for reporting their assaults. Christensen joined the victim-advocacy group Protect Our Defenders as president.