22 April 2014

Hagel vows to keep fighting sexual assault | RallyPoint.com

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WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said his visit Monday to the military’s sexual assault hotline sends this message: No single issue has a higher priority at the Pentagon.

Solving the crisis, he said, will require sustained attention and changes “wide and deep” within the military. Hagel noted that he meets weekly for an hour with top civilian and military leaders of the services to discuss the problem and how to combat it.

“It is important for people to know that the secretary of Defense is very focused on stopping sexual assault in the military,” Hagel said.

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