US general: Officers fail to grasp Army sex assault problem

By REUTERS
June 11, 2013 06:09

 
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WASHINGTON - The US Army is failing to deal with sexual assault in its ranks because too many soldiers in positions of authority do not think there is a problem, the Army chief of staff told a summit of leaders called to address the issue.

General Ray Odierno told a gathering of officials in the Army's Sexual Harassment, Assault Response and Prevention program that when he travels to different bases and speaks to smaller units, he finds too many sergeants, lieutenants and captains who say they do not have a sex assault problem.

"That's baloney," he said. "That's the problem. We're not seeing ourselves."

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