In the War against Sexual Assault, the Army Keeps Shooting Itself in the Foot

by Craig Whitlock, Washington Post: For the past two years, the Pentagon has acknowledged having a severe problem with sexual assault in the ranks. Military leaders have promised Congress, the White House and their own troops that they are redoubling efforts to protect victims and punish offenders. But those pledges­ have been undermined by a string of previously undisclosed cases­ in which soldiers entrusted with key roles in the campaign against sexual assault and harassment have, in turn, been accused of committing those very ­­offenses, according to a Washington Post investigation. Read more here: