November 15, 2013 5:11 PM

Senators find momentum shifting in revising military sexual-assault law

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and her allies struck when the iron was hot earlier this year, proposing revisions to the military’s sexual-assault laws in the wake of high-profile cases. But every iron cools eventually, and this, too, might help McCaskill as she fends off competing proposals that some fear go too far.

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