Obama calls meeting on military sex assaults

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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top defense leaders were summoned to the White House on Thursday to talk about the military’s escalating sexual assault crisis as the Pentagon’s top general said women in uniform were losing confidence that the problem will be solved.

President Barack Obama planned to meet Thursday afternoon with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the civilian and military leaders of each service, and the military’s senior enlisted advisers to discuss the issue, the Pentagon announced.

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