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Constant Vigilance Gen. Suspended Over Military Sexual Assaults Chip Steitz/AP

Gen. Suspended Over Military Sexual Assaults

The two-star general in charge of U.S. Army forces in Japan has been suspended, the Army announced on Friday. Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison is suspected of failing to properly investigate a sexual assault claim. A decision has not yet been made as to whether Harrison will be reassigned or forced to retire. It is the latest development in the government's increasing focus on prosecuting such allegations, as sexual assaults in the Army have steadily increased in recent years.

June 8, 2013 10:46 AM