Why Does Kirsten Gillibrand Want To Give Soldiers Worse Options For Prosecuting Sexual Assault?

With the convening of a new Congress, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has reintroduced a bill to drastically change the role of senior commanders in the military justice system. The bill would remove senior commanders from the court-martial referral and review process for sexual assault and other felony-level “common law” crimes and place that responsibility in the hands of lawyers, much like…

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