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Hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014


Location: Washington, DC

Senator NELSON. Well, I have wrestled with this one because I think a lot of our commanders did not get it. And that was borne out by a survey that the military took, of which 50 percent of the victims said that they do not report because they do not think that it does any good.

My conclusion is--and I too served during that Vietnam era. My conclusion is if you cannot get the command system to work, then the whole thing crumbles, and accountability has to be held, and the people that are responsible and accountable are the commanders. And so I will support the Levin amendment.

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