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Obama vows to stop military sex abuse

Pentagon leaders called ‘ashamed,’ ‘angry’ on failures

WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday the nation’s military leaders told him they are ashamed of their failure to end sexual abuse in the armed services. Obama pledged to leave no stone unturned in the effort to halt the abuse, which he said undermines the trust the military needs to be effective.

Obama also said he has asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey to to solve the problem.

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