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Obama: We have to 'step up our game' to end sexual assault in the military

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"Sexual assault is an outrage. It is a crime, and that’s true for society at large,” said Obama, speaking at a joint press conference with the visiting President of South Korea Park Geun-Hye. “And if it happens inside our military, whoever is carrying it out is betraying the uniform that they’re wearing.”

The president said he spoke Tuesday morning to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to tell him that "we have to do everything we can to root this out."

"I've directly spoken to Secretary Hagel already today and indicated to him that we not only have to step up our game but exponentially go after it," Obama said.

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