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    Military pensions could become targets in sex assault convictions

    Lawmakers say it's worth considering giving the military power to strip service members of their pensions after Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair was acquitted of sex assault but convicted of lesser charges, leading to a sentence some in Congress said was too light for what he was accused of.

  • Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, left, who admitted to inappropriate relationships with three subordinates, arrives at the courthouse with attorney Ellen Brotman, right, for sentencing at Fort Bragg, N.C., Thursday, March 20, 2014.  Sinclair was reprimanded and docked $20,000 in pay Thursday, avoiding jail time in one of the U.S. military's most closely watched courts-martial. (AP Photo/Ellen Ozier)

    Battle still rages after general's sexual assault sentencing

    Both sides in the military sexual assault debate are finding ammunition in last week's sentencing of Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair — one of the highest-profile court-martial cases in military history, and one that shows just how tricky it could be to reduce the assault rate in the ranks and successfully punish offenders.

  • Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, left, who admitted to inappropriate relationships with three subordinates, arrives at the courthouse for sentencing at Fort Bragg, N.C., Thursday, March 20, 2014 with attorney Ellen Brotman.  Sinclair was reprimanded and docked $20,000 in pay Thursday, avoiding jail time in one of the U.S. military's most closely watched courts-martial. (AP Photo/Ellen Ozier)

    As military sex cases end, more calls for change

    At nearly the same time Thursday, sexual assault cases against an Army general and a former Naval Academy football player came to a close, and neither produced a conviction on that charge.

  • Richard Scheff lawyar for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair speaks to the media on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Fort Bragg, N.C.  Sinclair, who admitted to inappropriate relationships with three soldiers who had served under his command pleaded guilty Monday to lesser charges as prosecutors dropped the most serious, sexual assault counts, as part of a deal. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Johnny Horne) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Army general sex case adjourned until Thursday

    A general who broke military law repeatedly during a three-year extramarital affair with a subordinate should be thrown out of the Army and lose his benefits, prosecutors said Wednesday during closing arguments at his sentencing.

  • Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair shakes hands with his defense attorney Ellen C. Brotman outside the Fort Bragg, N.C., courthouse, Monday, March 17, 2014. Sinclair, who admitted to improper relationships with three subordinates, appeared to choke up as he told a judge that he'd failed the female captain who had leveled the most serious accusations against him. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Johnny Horne)

    2nd day of sentencing in U.S. Army general sex case

    Lawyers for an Army general who admitted to emotionally harming a subordinate during a three-year affair will argue Tuesday that he shouldn't face jail time for a crime for which civilians wouldn't be prosecuted.

  • FILE - In this March 4, 2014, file photo, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, right, leaves the courthouse with his lawyers Richard Scheff, left, and Ellen C. Brotman, not pictured, following a day of motions at Fort Bragg, N.C. A news release Sunday, March 16, 2014, from lawyers representing Sinclair said that he will plead to lesser charges in exchange for having the sexual assault charges dropped along with two others that might have required Sinclair to register as a sex offender. Sinclair was accused of twice forcing a female captain to perform oral sex on him during a three-year extramarital affair. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, James Robinson, File)

    General chokes up as he details affair during plea

    An Army general who admitted to improper relationships with three subordinates appeared to choke up Monday as he told a judge that he'd failed the female captain who had leveled the most serious accusations against him.

  • FILE - In this March 4, 2014, file photo, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, right, leaves the courthouse with his lawyers Richard Scheff, left, and Ellen C. Brotman, not pictured, following a day of motions at Fort Bragg, N.C. A news release Sunday, March 16, 2014, from lawyers representing Sinclair said that he will plead to lesser charges in exchange for having the sexual assault charges dropped along with two others that might have required Sinclair to register as a sex offender. Sinclair was accused of twice forcing a female captain to perform oral sex on him during a three-year extramarital affair. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, James Robinson, File)

    Defense: General's deal drops sex assault charge

    Defense attorneys said Sunday that the Army will drop sexual assault charges against a general under a plea deal that marks the end of a closely watched case that unfolded as the military grapples with sex crimes within the ranks.

  • Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair leaves the courthouse following a day of motions, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Less than a month before Sinclair's trial on sexual assault charges, the lead prosecutor broke down in tears Tuesday as he told a superior he believed the primary accuser in the case had lied under oath. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, James Robinson)

    Army general set for sex trial amid drama that dismissed prosecutor

    Jurors are set to be selected Wednesday for the much-watched trial of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair on sexual assault charges against an Army underling.

  • Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair (left) leaves a Fort Bragg courthouse with a member of his defense team, Maj. Elizabeth Ramsey, on Jan. 22, 2012, after he deferred entering a plea at his arraignment on charges of fraud, forcible sodomy, coercion and inappropriate relationships. Sinclair, who served five combat tours, is headed to trial following a spate of highly publicized military sex scandals involving high-ranking officers that has triggered a review of ethics training across the service branches. (Associated Press/The Fayetteville Observer)

    Army general defers plea at hearing on sex charges

    An Army general brought back from Afghanistan to face court-martial on a series of sexual misconduct charges deferred entering a plea Tuesday.

  • Female officers say general sexually abusive

    Two female Army officers testified Wednesday they provided nude photos to a general facing sex crime charges.

  • U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

    Prosecutors allege 5 women were general's sex-crimes victims

    U.S. Army prosecutors offered the first details of a rare criminal case against a general, alleging in a military hearing Monday he committed sex crimes against five women, including four subordinates and a civilian.

  • Sinclair (AP photo)

    Army general faces sex charges

    U.S. Army prosecutors offered the first details of a rare criminal case against a general, alleging in a military hearing Monday that he committed sex-related crimes involving four female officers and a civilian.

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