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Grassley said the report shows the 2013 reforms did not go far enough.“Forty-two percent of service member survivors who reported retaliation were encouraged to drop the issue by their supervisor, or someone else in their chain of command,’’ Grassely said.
“A majority of service member survivors indicated that they were not satisfied with the official actions taken against the alleged perpetrator.
Three out of four survivors lack sufficient confidence in the military justice system to report the crime.’’Two years ago Navy Admiral James Winnefeld, then-vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, predicted fewer sexual assault cases would be brought to trial if Gillibrand’s proposal became law.
Winnefeld testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee that the military had prosecuted 93 sexual assault cases after civilian prosecutors had declined to.
Manning didn't provide a lot of detail, but he pointed to one cable (a "test") that Wikileaks already published.
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But files from 81 of those cases from the Army and Marine Corps, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, showed “over two-thirds were not sexual assault cases,” according to Protect Our Defenders.
Below are excerpts from the chat logs, which Lamo provided to "Now it’s three years and we haven’t seen the type of progress that he asked for.’’If Obama can't be persuaded, Gillibrand said, the November presidential election will decide the issue.“Hillary (Clinton) has already said she supports this reform and so, when she wins the presidency, we will be able to pass this reform because if the commander in chief decides it’s done, it’s done,'' she said.“My goal is to have this as one of the first reforms she puts forth as commander in chief.''’Gillibrand came closest to succeeding in 2014, when her measure got 55 votes, five short of the 60 she needed to break a filibuster. Gillibrand had hoped senators would be swayed by an April report by the advocacy group Protect Our Defenders that found the Pentagon’s top brass misled Congress in July 2013 testimony defending the current system for handling sexual assault cases in the military.Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John Mc Cain, R-Ariz., said he opposed the proposal but believed it deserved debate and a vote."It is a serious issue of the utmost importance to the military,'' he said.
Gillibrand said she still hopes to meet with President Obama to persuade him that change is needed."Three years ago (he) said that he wanted to see real reform done in a year’s time,'' she said.
The excerpts represent about 25 percent of the logs.