President [Barack] Obama on Friday gave the military a year to show progress in curbing sexual assault within its ranks. If it fails to make progress, Obama warned he would support additional reforms.
Obama’s decision was criticized by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who led a congressional effort this year to impose deep reforms on the military’s justice system.
“I do not want to wait another year to enact the one reform survivors have asked for in removing commanders with no legal training and conflicts of interest from the decision of whether or not to prosecute a rape or sexual assault,” she said.
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