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Navy Refocuses On Preventing Sexual Assaults After Two Sailors Arrested In Japan

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The Navy is telling its leaders in Virginia and around the world to refocus their efforts on preventing sexual assaults after two sailors were arrested in Japan on rape charges sparking a sharp rebuke from the Japanese government, according to the Associated Press.

The commanders of U.S. Fleet Forces in Virginia and U.S. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii sent a message to sailors in leadership positions saying they are appalled that such violent criminal behavior reportedly emerged from their ranks.

They noted U.S. strategy relies in part on host nations providing access to their ports, requiring sailors to be exemplary ambassadors — adding this incident and other sexual assaults have negatively impacted the fleet's readiness and reputation.

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