Tuesday, November 13, 2012

When "Commission" Refers To a Crime

If you think General Petraeus' admitted marital infidelity is very strange, take a look at this article in The Atlantic which summarizes literally dozens of cases of misbehavior among the officer class.

It doesn't include a new case that emerged today in conjunction with le affaire Petraeus, this dealing with the C.O. in Afghanistan. The article concludes:
A growing roster of military leaders are gambling with our nation's trust in them. 
For an unflattering view of Gen. Petraeus' massaging of the press, see this Buzzfeed article by Michael Hastings.