The proposed legislative changes have bipartisan support from both the House and Senate and reflect the growing congressional outrage over the military actions to combat sexual assault.
The results come amid a renewed push from the White House to close the prison, a topic that is expected to be addressed by the President in a high profile speech Thursday before the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.
The revelation comes amid a flurry of sexual misconduct scandals
Shaker Aamer is delivering his messages through his lawyer.
The official announcement could come as soon as Thursday, when the President is scheduled to address National Defense University in Washington, D.C.
“It is time we take on the fight against sexual assault and sexual harassment as our primary mission,” Odierno said.
The bill also codifies a proposal from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that prevents commanders from overturning sexual assault convictions or reducing guilty findings to lesser offenses.
The Army announced Tuesday that it’s investigating an officer assigned with preventing sexual assault for sexual misconduct.
The number is down from the initially planned 14 days.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Rule of Law and Detainee Policy William K. Lietzau emphasized that the U.S. “played a leadership role in the safe and humane custody of detainees in wartime.”