US military concerned over retaliation in rape cases

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, pictured here in New York on April 27, 2015, announced he had issued a directive to prevent retaliation in sexual assault casesThe Pentagon on Friday voiced concern over a pattern of retaliation against victims of sexual assault in the US military and vowed to take steps to counter the problem. The Pentagon chief issued the directive as the military released results of an annual report on sexual assault trends.

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