Sunday, May 12, 2013

Iraq War veterans slam military on sexual assault cases

Tammy Duckworth, Tulsi Gabbard Slam Military's Handling Of Sexual Assault Cases
The Huffington Post
By Chris Gentilviso
Posted: 05/12/2013

Standing as Iraq War veterans, Reps. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) have an in-depth perspective on life in the U.S. Military.

After seeing this week's Pentagon report on military sexual assault cases, both women stood as elected officials, calling for change to a system they see as broken.

Appearing on CNN's "State Of The Union", both Duckworth and Gabbard blasted the military's handling of the situation.

“I want the military to be a place where women can succeed and thrive the way I was able to," Duckworth said. "And the military leadership at this point has shown that they have not been capable of fixing this problem."

Gabbard echoed Duckworth's sentiments, calling for an independent outlet that allows victims a "check and balance" to address cases safely.
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