The Washington Examiner
12.28.15 | Jacqueline Klimas
The Pentagon on Monday sent a list of proposed changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice to Capitol Hill, including some that would affect how the military handles sexual assault cases.
The military wants to add several new provisions to the UCMJ, including changing the definition of a "sexual act" to align with the one used by federal criminal courts and prohibiting sexual misconduct of military recruits by their trainers.
The Pentagon would also add an article to cover retaliation, a major concern in sexual assault cases where alleged victims often report feeling slighted by peers and superiors after reporting a crime.