The Defense Department has created a sexual-assault task force to study and make recommendations on improving how the armed services handle and prosecute sex crimes. Pentagon officials said April 16 that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan ordered the establishment of a Sexual Assault Accountability and Investigation Task Force on March 27. That was the day after a Pentagon advisory committee released a report finding disparities in documentation of sexual-assault cases across the services. Among the discoveries were incomplete files on how commanders made prosecution decisions. Read more about the task force on Military.com.