May 24th, 2013
11:45 AM ET
1 year ago

Sex assaults threaten military trust, Obama tells Naval graduates

(CNN) - A rash of sexual assaults in the armed forces undermines Americans' confidence in the military, President Barack Obama told newly commissioned officers at the U.S. Naval Academy Friday.

"Those who commit sexual assault are not only committing a crime, they threaten the trust and discipline that makes our military strong," Obama told the graduates, who were commissioned as Naval ensigns and Marine Corps second lieutenants.

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  1. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    Have you noticed the president is always there for the American people when these issues come up unlike the gop losers who have done nothing for five years to help the economy, except hold 37 repeal Obama care votes while they get free healthcare on the taxpayers dime . I say ,strip them of their free healthcare and see if they like Obama care then. And anyway, who cares if they get sick and die, not this voter!!!!!!

    May 24, 2013 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Heads are going to roll.

    May 24, 2013 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  3. Data Driven

    Glad to see this story actually being covered outside of liberal or military blogs. Took a president to draw Media's attention to it, I guess.

    May 24, 2013 10:43 am at 10:43 am |