Gen. Dempsey: Military Appointed Batterers to Deal with Sexual Assault ‘Because They Know it Best’

WASHINGTON — Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey today admitted that the United States military has frequently appointed batterers and sexual predators to oversee efforts to curb sexual violence within the armed services’ ranks. Dempsey—the nation’s highest-ranking military officer and principal military adviser to the president—explained the decision to ask “women beaters” and “lady gropers” to oversee sexual…