Is the Pentagon Losing the War on Sex Crimes? by KCRW published on 2013/05/17 20:45:30 +0000 At the White House last week, Pres. Obama expressed a sense of urgency about sexual assault against soldiers. But there’s evidence that such assaults are increasing and that victims have lost confidence in military justice--partly because of the chain of command. Members of Congress want that to change, but the Pentagon is concerned about a system of discipline based on the requirements of combat. We’ll hear from a former Marine officer who was raped, a congresswoman who’s calling for action and from skeptics who warn against moving too fast.