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Washington Post: To stop bill that would reform military justice system, Pentagon misled Congress, report says

The Washington Post reports on Protect Our Defenders’ (POD) “Debunked: Fact-Checking the Pentagon’s Claims Regarding Military Justice.”

Since 2013, lawmakers have tried to pass a bill that would reform key parts of how the military justice system deals with sexual assault, but during key stages of the legislative debate, the Pentagon misled Congress by “cherry picking” information, later disproved, about a hundred cases, according to a report released by a watchdog group Monday and provided to the Associated Press.

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