Lloyd Austin

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, to announce that the Pentagon will act upon the 90-day commission recommendations on sexual assault and harassment in the military. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pentagon plans to address sexual assault, harassment in military

The Pentagon announced the implementation of a new sexual assault and domestic violence response plan in the military. Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks announced the plan on Wednesday, which includes proposing changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and will remove the investigation of sexual assault and domestic violence from the chain of command.