Chuck Hagel addresses military sex abuse at West Point graduation

Posted at 7:15 PM, May 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-26 19:15:19-04

It was graduation day at West Point.

One thousand cadets got their diplomas.

Secretary of defense Chuck Hagel addressed the growing sexual abuse problem in the military, calling it a scourge and a profound betrayal of sacred oaths and sacred truths.

Hagel urged the graduating cadets to help build “a culture of respect and dignity” in the armed forces.