Obama finds a crisis worthy of his attention. No, not the misuse of IRS power under his watch or his failures at Benghazi, it's...our military.WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top defense leaders were summoned to the White House Thursday to talk about the military's escalating sexual assault crisis as the Pentagon's top general said women in uniform were losing confidence the problem will be solved.
President Barack Obama planned to meet Thursday afternoon with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the civilian and military leaders of each service, and the military's senior enlisted advisers to discuss the issue, the Pentagon announced.
Allegations of sexual assault in the military have triggered outrage from local commanders to Capitol Hill and the Oval Office. Yet there seem to be few clear solutions beyond improved training and possible adjustments in how the military prosecutes such crimes. Changing the culture of a male-dominated, change-resistant military that for years has tolerated sexism and sexist behavior is proving to be a challenging task....
But Obama, fuming at a news conference last week, warned that he wanted swift and sure action, not "just more speeches or awareness programs or training." Sexual offenders need to be "prosecuted, stripped of their position, court-martialed, fired, dishonorably discharged. Period," he said.http://www.charter.net/news/read.php?rip_id=%3CDA6ADNE02%40news.ap.org%3E&ps=1011&page=3