As reported sexual assaults in the Military rise every month, President Obama has called for a change in the way sexual assault cases are handled in our Armed Forces.
“We’re going to use a method perfected by the US Military that we’ve found effective in all aspects of military life,” said Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel. “We’re going to implement ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’”
Hagel has high hopes that the policy will be a win-win for victims and the military community at large. “If we don’t ask about the rapes and nobody tells us about them, then our military can focus on what’s really important: safety. This policy will allow us get back to protecting America and the world from those who assault and violate our freedoms.”
When asked how DADT is going to be a positive improvement in the military, Hagel explains: “Soldiers don’t want to know that they’ve been sharing a shower with a sexual assaulter or a rapist. Knowing that would compromise morale and unit cohesion, and frankly, would make everyone a little uncomfortable.”
Hagel points to the policy’s effectiveness in the past regarding a soldier’s sexual orientation. When the press pointed out that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” failed and it’s repeal was met with tremendous support, Hagel responded, “I don’t remember these assaults being a problem until we allowed for such loose lips on these types of issues.”