04/15/14 03:15 PM
PARIS (AP) — France claims great success in recruiting women into its armed forces, boasting one of the world's highest percentages of women in uniform. What it hasn't done is work to prevent sexual assault and harassment once they get there. That is about to change. Defense Minister...
03/30/14 12:14 PM
By providing independent attorneys, the military hopes the Special Victims Counsel will help support victims become more resilient and navigate them through complex procedures within the military justice system.
03/20/14 06:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. Naval Academy football player was acquitted Thursday of sexually assaulting a classmate at a party, bringing to a close a case that drew wide attention at a time when the military is under scrutiny for how it deals with sexual assault. The judge overseeing the...
By Associated Press | 03/20/14 09:33 AM
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — An Army general avoided jail time and was reprimanded and fined a total of $20,000 for inappropriate relationships with three subordinates in a closely watched court case. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair smiled and hugged his two lawyers in the courtroom Thursday morning after...
03/19/14 08:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman at the center of a sexual assault case against a former Naval Academy football player asked a second player for sex on the night when she was allegedly assaulted, and she didn't care that he didn't have a condom, that player testified Wednesday. Eric Graham made...
By Jessica Gresko | 03/19/14 09:01 AM
A woman at the center of a sexual assault case involving a former U.S. Naval Academy football player was expected to take the stand for a second day Wednesday at the man's court-martial, a day after she testified he had told her they had sex, though she doesn't remember it after a night of drinking.
03/18/14 08:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The woman at the center of a sexual assault case against a former Naval Academy football player testified Tuesday that the midshipman "kind of laughed" when she asked him if they had sex at an alcohol-fueled party and said: "What? You don't remember?" On the opening day of...
03/18/14 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The military trial of a former U.S. Naval Academy football player accused of sexually assaulting a classmate has begun. Lawyers gave opening statements Tuesday in the court-martial of Joshua Tate of Nashville, Tenn. Opening statements had been scheduled for Monday but were...
By Jeffrey Collins | 03/18/14 08:34 AM
Lawyers for an Army general who admitted to emotionally harming a subordinate during a three-year affair will argue Tuesday that he shouldn't face jail time for a crime for which civilians wouldn't be prosecuted.
By Associated Press | 03/18/14 08:27 AM
The military trial of a former U.S. Naval Academy football player accused of sexually assaulting a classmate is scheduled to begin after a daylong weather delay.
By Associated Press | 03/15/14 02:11 PM
The case of an Army general accused of sexually assaulting a female captain under his command is set to return to a Fort Bragg courtroom less than a week after proceedings were postponed to allow time for a possible plea agreement.
By Sean Lengell | 03/10/14 11:27 PM
The Senate unanimously passed legislation Monday evening designed to curb sexual assault in the military, including ending the longstanding "good soldier" defense used to raise doubts that a crime has been committed.
03/10/14 12:17 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. — A military judge was considering Monday whether a high-ranking lawyer at the Pentagon unlawfully interfered in the case against a brigadier general charged with sexual assault, threatening the closely watched court martial. The latest twist in the case comes at a time when...
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/10/14 05:34 AM
The House this week will vote on legislation that takes aim at President Obama's executive actions, while the Senate could make another attempt to pass a bill to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits. Congress will also weigh in on Russia's move into Crimea. The House returns to...
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/06/14 05:35 PM
The Senate Thursday rejected a bill aimed at curbing military sexual assault by stripping military commanders of prosecutorial authority. The vote was 55-45, and fell short of the approval of 60 lawmakers needed to end debate on the legislation authored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y....
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