Q: Why is Congress getting involved in a military issue?
A: Sexual assault is not a military issue. It’s a law enforcement issue. Unfortunately, military commanders have a failed track record that stretches a country mile. When young adults make the honorable commitment to serve their country in uniform and put themselves in harm’s way to defend and protect America’s freedoms, they deserve to know the U.S. military will stand up to protect their rights throughout their military service, including access to justice. The bipartisan Military Justice Improvement Act would give members of the Armed Forces more confidence in the military system of justice, including protection from sexual violence and prosecution for those who violate the rule of law.