Military sex-assault bill passes in Senate, 97-0

Bipartisan overhaul heads to House

Posted: March 11, 2014 at 4:10 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The Senate unanimously approved a bill late Monday making big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault, including scrapping the nearly century-old practice of using a “good soldier defense” to raise doubts that a crime has been committed.

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