President Obama signed the 2014 defense appropriations bill into law today which includes what the White House calls a crackdown on sexual assault in the military.
Among the new guidelines, commanders cannot overturn jury convictions for sexual assault.
Protect our Defenders is a group that represents those sexually assualted in the military and spokesman Brian Purchia accuses President Obama of not doing enough to protect victims.
"It treats the symptoms, but not the cause of the epidemic. You know, countless scandals and investigative reports and the Pentagon's own data have highlighted the core problems viewing the crisis, often biased chain of command. Unfortunately instead of listening to active duty service members and veterans who were sexually assaulted and subjected to retaliation by their chain of command, President Obama has decided to stand with the status quo," said Purchia.
The Pentagon estimates around 26,000 members of the military were involved in a sex assault case in 2012.