Top General Drops Opposition to Change in Sex Assault Policy

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says he is dropping his opposition to a proposal to take decisions on sexual assault prosecution out of the hands of commanders.

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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden walks with Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, second from left, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin as he arrives at the Pentagon in Washington. Milley says he is now open to considering a proposal to take decisions on sexual assault prosecution out of the hands of military commanders. This is a potentially significant shift in the debate over combating sexual assault in the military.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a potentially significant shift in the debate over combating sexual assault in the military, the nation’s top general says he is dropping his opposition to a proposal to take decisions on sexual assault prosecution out of the hands of commanders. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stopped short of endorsing the changes recommended by an independent review panel. But in an interview with The Associated Press and…

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