Sexual assault is not only common within the United States military, but it has become a way of life. Over 20,000 cases occur each year which results in statements, promises, and new policies to ensure there are no more cases of sexual harassment. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel wants to do something, but his dilemma is allowing the command structure which is responsible for this mess to remain responsible for change or to institute a new command organization. “The ultimate authorityhas to remain within the command structure.”
However, he is considering options which remain, at present, not known to anyone. Senator Diane Feinstein offered a more realistic analysis. “I think it h as to be taken out of the command decision-making.” In other words, create a new command.