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    Gen. Suspended Over Military Sexual Assaults

    In this image provided by the Army, Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr., left, commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), stands aboard a craft near Tengan Pier in Okinawa, Japan, during a tour of some of the 505th Quartermaster Battalionís facilities on Chibana Compound. Harrison has been suspended from his duties for allegedly failing to report or properly investigate an allegation of sexual assault, the Army said Friday, June 7, 2013. Harrison was suspended by the Army chief of staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, and Army Secretary John McHugh, the Army said. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, Chip Steitz)

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    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.

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