WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers introduced fresh legislation on Thursday seeking to address the problem of sexual assault in the military and summoned the nation's top commanders to testify about the crisis, which has become an embarrassment to the armed forces.
An Army sergeant who served as a staff adviser for cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point has been accused of secretly videotaping female students as they showered, the latest in a string of sexual-assault or harassment cases plaguing the Department of Defense.
NIAMEY (Reuters) - At least 18 soldiers and four suspected Islamists were killed in a fierce gunbattle following a dawn car bomb attack at a barracks in the northern Niger town of Agadez, military sources and a local official said.
GOMA, Congo (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that security must go hand-in-hand with development in the troubled eastern city of Goma on Thursday, arriving just hours after a rebel group fighting government forces said they would respect a cease-fire to allow the visit to proceed.
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