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OBAMA-MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT
Obama orders military to review sexual assault response after Senate sends bill cracking down
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, December 20, 2013 9:54 AM EST
President Barack Obama is ordering a review of the military's response to sexual assault in the armed forces.
The president's remarks are his first on legislation that would crack down on sexual assault passed by the Senate late Thursday.
Obama says if he doesn't see progress, he will consider further reforms to — quote — "eliminate this crime from our military ranks."
Obama isn't specifying what other reforms he would consider. The Senate is debating legislation that would take authority for prosecuting attackers away from commanders.