Obama: ‘No tolerance’ for military sexual assault
Following a Pentagon report stating that over 70 sexual assaults involving members of the armed forces occur every day, President Obama lambasted military members who commit sexual assaults and rape saying they betray the uniform they wear.
President Barack Obama accused members of the military who perpetrate sexual assaults of “betraying the uniform” they wear after the Pentagon reported Tuesday that there are more than 70 sexual assaults involving members of the armed forces each day.
“They may consider themselves patriots, but when you engage in that kind of behavior, it’s not patriotic, it’s a crime,” Obama said at a joint press conference with South Korean President Park Geun-hye that also touched on conflicts in Syria and North Korea.
Obama said he’s asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to “not just step up our game, we have to exponentially step up our game to go at this thing hard” to combat sexual assaults in the armed forces.
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