Protect Our Defenders

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Delaware Senator Chris Coons has joined a bipartisan group of legislators who are proposing a measure that would take the prosecution of all crimes punishable by a year or more in prison out of the military chain of command.

These would exclude charges uniquely military in nature such as disobeying orders or being absent without leave.

(See: Navy Veteran's Story of Sexual Assault)

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The Pentagon has been rocked by another allegation of sexual assault in Fort Hood allegedly involving a sergeant who oversaw the prevention program against such abuse. Baltimore resident Brian Lewis served in the Navy from the late 1990's until 2001 and a Senate committee investigating the scandals that he too was assaulted. He spoke with Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush about his story and reaction to the latest revelations. Lewis is also a member of Protect Our Defenders, an advocacy group involved with this issue.