Photo of the Day: May 17, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks following a meeting with Pentagon leaders on Thursday in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Obama met with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, service secretaries, and service chiefs to discuss sexual assault in the military. The U.S. military is dealing with a wave of sexual assault cases, the latest being a soldier who worked in a rape prevention program who is accused of forcing a subordinate into prostitution. The latest revelation marked the second time in a week that a member of the military assigned to work in its sexual assault prevention program has been placed under investigation for alleged sexual crimes. Notably, the president has not yet fired any uniformed officer nor a senior civilian Pentagon official due to the military's sexual assault crisis. (AFP PHOTO/Mandel Ngan/Getty)

John T. Bennett

John T. Bennett

Bennett is the Editor of Defense News' CongressWatch channel. He has a Masters degree in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
John T. Bennett
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