Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
The Pentagon report sexual assault cases in the US military have skyrocketed.
From an estimated 191000.
Victims in 2010.
Victims in 2012.
Of course those are only estimates because officials say thousands of victims still will not come forward.
And tonight the New York democratic senator picked Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced a bill.
That would take away some authority from commanders to decide which cases should go to trial.
Most of the military's top brass said they are not on board of that plane.
Jennifer Griffin synagogue for us tonight and who else is behind this bush told the military chiefs accountable.
Well the toughest questions today came from the women on the Senate Armed Services Committee all seven of them.
An unprecedented number on the cut -- the typically all male committee.
You have wants the trough of the men and women who rely on you.
That you will actually bring justice in these cases.
-- afraid to reports this isn't about sex.
This is about the -- domination and violence and as long as opposed to get much together.
You are not going to be as successful as you need to be it getting after the most insidious part of this which is the predators -- -- ranks.
Of those who say they have been sexually assaulted.
Face retaliation if they report that crime according to Gillibrand and other rights groups that sixty for.
-- well how the military chiefs respond all of this.
They pushed back pretty hard.
The -- believe that removing commanders from their central responsibility.
In addressing sexual assault would solve these crimes -- -- our ranks.
I would be your strongest proponent.
But removing commanders.
Making commanders less responsible less accountable will not work.
But it was Republican senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia has remarks -- scrutiny he blamed the age of the recruits who are seventeen to 23 years of age.
-- -- The level of -- hormone level -- created by nature.
The employees the possibility.
For these types of things to occur.
Fellow Republican congressman Mike Turner fired back in a press release quote.
It's simple criminals are responsible for sexual assaults and not hormones perpetuating this line of thinking does nothing to help change the culture.
Of our military -- and Jennifer Griffin at the Pentagon thing.
Filter by section