Constant Vigilance

Gen. Suspended Over Military Sexual Assaults

Chip Steitz/AP

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.