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Exclusive: Sen. Claire McCaskill takes your questions

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is taking your questions on sexual assault in the military, exclusively on
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., during a news conference, Nov. 14, 2013, in Washington D.C.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., during a news conference, Nov. 14, 2013, in Washington D.C.

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,  

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.

Watch McCaskill's recent appearance on Andrea Mitchell Reports: