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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin backs change in military sex assault prosecution

In a statement, obtained by The Associated Press, Secretary Austin said he supports taking those sexual assaults and related crimes away from the chain of command, and let independent military lawyers handle them. The Pentagon has long resisted such a change, but Austin and other senior leaders are slowly acknowledging that the military has failed to make progress against sexual assault, and some changes are needed.

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Source: ABC Eyewitness news

Laurabeth Messimer