The Army’s new sexual assault cases czar [updated: actually called the Director of the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO)], MGEN Gary Patton, said yesterday that he wants to eradicate sexual assault in the ranks. Patton told Reuters, here, that he “trusts existing investigation methods used by the military.” He added:
If you were to take the disciplinary component and put it into some external, centralized, whatever, body, independent, apart from the chain of the command, you’ve just removed the commander from the problem and tied the commander’s hands.
Various stories today about white supremacist groups’ efforts to recruit current and former military members. A few are here (via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch) and here.
Some commentary from the press (WaPo, here) on the leak reducing legislation in Congress right now. The headline that, essentially, without leaks reporters won’t be able to do their jobs probably won’t sit well with anyone who has a security clearance.