Barack Obama

Obama Vows to Fight Sexual Assault in the Military

Wants prosecutions and discharges


President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that his government would step up efforts to prosecute and dishonorably discharge perpetrators of sexual assault in the U.S. military.

"I have directly spoken directly to Secretary (Chuck) Hagel already today, indicating to him that we're going to have to not just step up our game—we have to exponentially step up our game to go at this thing hard," Obama said, his voice rising.