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  • "Since 2004, I have been sounding the alarm over the military's ineffective response to the growing crisis of sexual assault in the military, including the need to ensure appropriate punishment for the perpetrators, to provide adequate care for the survivors of such reprehensible crimes, and to change the culture across the military so that sexual assault is unthinkable," said Sen. Susan M. Collins, Maine Republican.

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  • "I'm very concerned that there still seem to be serious problems with sharing information, including critical investigative information," Sen. Susan M. Collins, Maine Republican, said last year after a closed-door briefing by senior intelligence officials. "That is troubling to me, that this many years after the attacks on our country in 2001, that we still seem to have [practices] that prevent information from being shared effectively."

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