Here is a fascinating article showing the continued extreme politicization of sexual assault in the military. Congress and DoD are looking into whether the military provided skewed information about sexual assault statistics to Congress, and one senator threatening "if the military was sloppy or misleading in the way they presented information, I'll go after them with my claws bared."
Maybe folks in the military would choose to spin some facts in an overly zealous attempt to dissuade Congress from passing what the Pentagon otherwise believes to be a bad law? Maybe the theatrics and headlines provide a boost to the politicians and to special interest groups involved? That's part of the appearance of these public fights, and that hurts the military justice system and all those involved.
That is especially true for the servicemember facing charges. It can be hard to hear all the details of the facts of a case when the volume of the political din is turned up so high.