The Pentagon on Thursday released a department-wide strategy aimed at preventing and responding to retaliation toward service members who have reported sexual assault or sexual harassment. The strategy proposes standardizing definitions, addresses the need to improve data collection and analysis, suggests working to build supportive systems of investigation and accountability, proposes ways to provide “comprehensive support” to those who report retaliation, and aims to create “a culture intolerant of retaliation.” Continuing sexual assault and sexual harassment in the military is “unacceptable,” the strategy states. “Commanders and leaders at every level have the ability and the duty to stop retaliation and create the professional culture American citizens demand and service members deserve.” (Read the full strategy.)
More than 100 B-21s will be needed if the nation is to avoid creating a high demand/low capacity capability, panelists said on a Hudson Institute webinar. The B-21's flexibility, stealth, range and payload will be in high demand for a wide range of missions, both traditional and new.