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Military sexual assault bill

A sweeping defense bill is headed to President Obama's desk.

Under the new legislation, US military commanders would no longer be allowed to overrule a court-martial judgment in sexual assault cases.
    Congress acted after a report showed an increase in military sexual assault complaints.
The reform also includes a compromise to let the Pentagon transfer Guantanamo detainees.
    The changes to military law were okay-ed by the House last week and by the Senate late Thursday.