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Congress targets sex assaults in military

Measure demands Pentagon action

Mary Gallagher at Sather Air Force Base near Baghdad in October 2009, about a month, she said, before she was raped. Mary Gallagher at Sather Air Force Base near Baghdad in October 2009, about a month, she said, before she was raped.
By Bobby Caina Calvan
Globe Staff / December 15, 2011
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With the number of women rising in the military, Congress has become a key ally in the fight against sexual assaults in the military, with the Senate and House both passing legislation that would increase pressure on the Pentagon to do more to combat sexual violence within its ranks.

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