Taking on Sexual Assault

Fox, Lauren
June 2013
U.S. News Digital Weekly;6/7/2013, Vol. 5 Issue 23, p8
The article reports on the approval by the U.S. House Armed Services Committee of a legislation that would address the growing problem of sexual assaults in the military. It says that the legislation would impose a minimum punishment for those convicted of sex-related crimes, including dismissal or dishonorable discharge from office. It adds that it will also prevent military commanders from reversing rape and assault convictions.


Related Articles

  • House push preempted by furlough decision. Muñoz, Carlo // Hill;10/7/2013, Vol. 20 Issue 113, p18 

    The article reports that the hearing on Pay Our Military Act that was set on October 3, 2013 by the U.S. House Armed Services Committee to end furloughs of military employees has been preempted by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's announcement to bring 90 percent of those employees back to work.

  • 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Hearings Under Way.  // Just Out;8/1/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 19, p16 

    The article reports on the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee's public hearing to investigate the effect of the military's ban on gays and lesbians openly serving in the armed forces. A survey released in July 2008 reveals that 75% of Americans believe gays and...

  • The War Within. Gibbs, Nancy // Time International (South Pacific Edition);3/8/2010, Vol. 175 Issue 9, p48 

    An essay is presented on the rape of overseas U.S. women soldiers by their male counterparts. The author notes U.S. Department of Defense statistics on sexual assaults and related hearings in the U.S. House Armed Services Committee. Also noted is the estimated significant number of sexual...

  • Congress Questions Military Leaders on Suicides, Traumatic Brain Injury. Miller, T. Christian; Zwerdling, Daniel // Pro Publica;6/20/2010, p8 

    The article offers information on the hearing of U.S. military leaders before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee related to efforts to improve traumatic brain injuries and other wounds suffered by soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Carl Levin, chairman of the committee stated in...

  • BRAC Rejected by House Committee. Eugene, Toni; Benitz, Jennifer; Dunn, Luc // Army Magazine;Jun2015, Vol. 65 Issue 6, p13 

    The article reports on the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) proposed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) that has been rejected by the U.S. House Armed Services Committee. Datta provided indicate the reduced number of soldiers in the Army, percentage of excess in Army infrastructure, and...

  • HASC Readiness Subcommittee To Inquire About Need For BRAC, Closely Watch Pacific Pivot. Eckstein, Megan // Defense Daily;11/8/2013, Vol. 260 Issue 28, p4 

    This article discusses the statement issued by U.S. House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee Chairman Rob Wittman regarding the subcommittee's four main areas of focus for the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014. These include overseeing the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and transition...

  • Correction.  // Newsweek;3/7/2005, Vol. 145 Issue 10, p17 

    Presents a correction to the article "Nuclear Offense" in the Feb. 21 issue of "Newsweek," in which House Armed Services Committee member Peter Pry's name was misspelled.

  • Ma'am, Would You Care for Some Facts With That? Corrigan, Conn; Wareham, Hannah // Advocate;9/9/2008, Issue 1014, p22 

    This article discusses the arguments presented by Elaine Donnelly in support of the "don't ask, don't tell" U.S. military policy regarding gays in the military at a congressional hearing held by the Congress Subcommittee on Military Personnel on July 23, 2008. It is stated that Donnelly's...

  • (APPROPRIATIONS) Panel Adopts Measure to Send $50M to K-12 Schools Teaching Military Children.  // Children & Youth Funding Report;6/26/2009, p18 

    The article reports that the U.S. House Armed Services Committee has adopted a measure that will send $50m to school districts which teach children of militarymen. It informs that the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act of 2010 will also provide $15m for those affected by change base...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics