Congress must confront sexual abuse of military children

Below is an excerpt from an op-ed that appeared in by Lyndon Haviland:

“A bipartisan bill by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) seeks to prevent child abuse and address domestic violence within military families. That’s a worthwhile mission that demands our full attention but the legislation is a missed opportunity to confront one of the most important challenges facing the sons and daughters of our service members. And until members of Congress have the courage to step forward and call it by its name — child sexual abuse — we will continue to fail thousands of at-risk military children and families who deserve better.”