Obama Administration on Sexual Assaults in the Military

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel tackles the issue that had an estimated 26,000 incidents last year.
1:43 | 05/26/13

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Now to pa major crisis in the american military. Both the president and defense secretary hagel on sexual assault on our armed services. Let's bring in chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz. Good morning. All of this talk now from high-level military brass and people in the administration fixing what is not a new problem, are they taking it seriously now? I think they're taking seriously. I have heard these same kind of things over 20 years, with leaders saying we have zero tolerance for sexual assault and sexual harassment and the problem is now just astonishing. I do think it's a top priority. I think people are thinking about it. How they solve this problem is the real question. The numbers are staggering. Another controversy brewing in washington, that's the justice department going to extreme length to invegs gate on reporters. How is this playing out in the press pool. People are worried about it. People who might normally talk to you and might not ever give you classified information are worried they'll be look at and under suspicion that they are giving you classified information. People don't want to e-mail, people don't want to talk on the phone. All it plays out for eric holder. Certainly for eric holder as well. We'll talk about that. Martha has a big show this morning with senator rand paul and two powerhouse panels later this morning on "this week."

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