Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, along with a bipartisan group of legislators, unveiled a bill Thursday that would demand greater training for military officers overseeing allegations of sexual assault.
Bradley Manning is now Chelsea Manning. “As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me,” Manning said in a statement. “I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way I have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible.”
Thirteen months after then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta initiated a slew of changes to military rules designed to combat sexual assault in the ranks, a string of high-profile cases show that a culture of sexual violence still infects all branches of the armed forces.
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