Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., during a news conference, Nov. 14, 2013, in Washington D.C.
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Exclusive: Sen. Claire McCaskill takes your questions


In the ongoing debate on Capitol Hill about sexual assault cases in the military, Sen. Claire McCaskill argues for keeping prosecutions of these cases within the chain of military command. 

“We’re gonna create a culture within the command that if you do not support these victims, or if retaliation occurs, you’re going to be relieved of your command and you can be prosecuted for the retaliation,” the Missouri Democrat told Hardball’s Chris Matthews,  

Hardball with Chris Matthews, 6/12/13, 6:24 PM ET

Sexual assault in the military: who should be reporting,…

Chris Matthews talks with Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and former congressman Patrick Murphy discuss the debate on the Hill about taking military sexual assault prosecution out of the chain of command.

A panel dedicated to investigating the role of commanders in cases of sexual assault in the military has recommended these cases remain within the chain of command. Read more from Meredith Clark’s recent report on the subcommitee’s findings.

Sen. McCaskill wants to answer your questions about sexual assault in the military and her stance on the best approach to curbing the issue.

To ask your question:

1. Join the Veterans Speak group. For instructions on how to join a group click here. 

2. Leave your question in the Veterans Speak comment thread on this article.

3. Don’t forget to keep your comments and questions respectful, in line with the community rules.

Then stay tuned, we’ll be publishing her answers soon. 

If you haven’t already signed up to create a profile on, you’ll be prompted to do so when you post your question. Click here for a step-by-step guide.

Hardball with Chris Matthews, 6/4/13, 6:13 PM ET

McCaskill: You don’t confront sexual assault in the military…

Chris Matthews talks with Sen. Claire McCaskill about the Senate Armed Services Committee’s hearing on Tuesday about sexual assault in the military.

Watch McCaskill’s recent appearance on Andrea Mitchell Reports:

Andrea Mitchell Reports, 1/28/14, 2:17 PM ET

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Exclusive: Sen. Claire McCaskill takes your questions