Army General On Sexual Assault: ‘Maybe We Have A Bigger Problem Than I Imagined’

AP

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno declined to comment about a bungled sexual assault investigation on Friday, but he did acknowledge that top brass is coming around to the gravity of the situation in the nation’s armed forces.

“The amount of reports that are now coming out — people willing to go public, which I think is a good thing — has brought this to a head for me,” he told reporters at Army’s sixth annual Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention summit at Joint Base Andrews, Md. “Maybe we have a bigger problem than I imagined.”

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