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** FILE ** Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey (right) testifies June 4, 2013, on Capitol Hill before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to investigate the growing epidemic of sexual assaults within the military. From right are Dempsey, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Judge Advocate General of the Army Lt. Gen. Dana K. Chipman. (Associated Press)
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** FILE ** Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey (right) testifies June 4, 2013, on Capitol Hill before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to investigate the growing epidemic of sexual assaults within the military. From right are Dempsey, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Judge Advocate General of the Army Lt. Gen. Dana K. Chipman. (Associated Press)

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