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Military Sexual assaults: Army removing 588 soldiers from 'positions of trust'

Advocacy organizations are alternately hailing the Army's removals as an important step in ongoing efforts to bring down sexual assault rates, and unleashing a new string of critiques against the Pentagon.

By Anna MulrineStaff writer / February 27, 2014

Stephen B. Morton/AP
Stephen B. Morton/AP

In the wake of a review ordered by the Defense secretary to help bring down rates of sexual assault, the Army is firing hundreds of soldiers from their jobs in “positions of trust.” This move has advocacy organizations alternately hailing the removals as an important step in ongoing efforts to bring down sexual assault rates, and unleashing a new string of critiques against the Pentagon.