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Chuck Hagel orders review of sex abuse program

Defense secretary wants all responders to be recertified

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the military on Friday to recertify every person involved in programs designed to prevent and respond to sexual assault, an acknowledgment that assaults have escalated beyond the Pentagon’s control.

He said the step is one among many that will be taken to fix the problem of sexual abuse and sexual harassment within every branch of the military.

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