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Panetta orders Pentagon investigation of legal, ethical issues among military leaders
Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2012 | Craig Whitlock

Posted on 11/15/2012 7:56:28 AM PST by Seizethecarp

BANGKOK — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has ordered the Pentagon to find out why so many generals and admirals have become embroiled in legal and ethical problems, a trend exacerbated by recent investigations of two of the military’s best-known commanders.

The Pentagon disclosed Panetta’s directive on Thursday after he arrived in Thailand as part of a visit to Asia. But aides insisted that he had been considering the review for some time and that it was not prompted by revelations that the FBI has been investigating former CIA director David H. Petraeus, a retired Army general, and Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

The deputy commander of the storied 82nd Airborne Division was relieved in May in Afghanistan and is now facing criminal charges that he sexually assaulted or engaged in adultery with five women. Last month, the commander of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Persian Gulf was relieved for “inappropriate leadership judgment” and is under investigation by the Navy’s inspector general.

On Tuesday, Panetta demoted the former four-star commander of the military’s Africa Command and ordered him to repay $82,000 for taking lavish or unauthorized trips with his wife.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
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Ever since Clinton, destroying lives trying not to get, lying about it to law enforcement and judges, and then going on expecting media and majority of the public to treat you as though nothing ever happened are just fine!
1 posted on 11/15/2012 7:56:34 AM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

Just like Rome: the Legions crumbled from within, the Senate bickered and quarreled, the Emperor played music while Rome burned, and the Empire was falling apart.

This is how it is right now...


2 posted on 11/15/2012 8:01:34 AM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: Seizethecarp

High ranking officers at Tampa were encouraged to mix with the civilian population.


3 posted on 11/15/2012 8:01:51 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Seizethecarp

I guess the military leaders are merely following the example of the political leaders. Go along, get along.


4 posted on 11/15/2012 8:02:05 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Seizethecarp

Because no officer is promoted above Col. unless you are part of the club or a special interest. They drive the good ones out.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 8:03:20 AM PST by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: sassy steel magnolia

Purge! Guess who will replaced them...


6 posted on 11/15/2012 8:03:38 AM PST by Errant
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To: Seizethecarp

I remember a class in basic training, about avoiding Honey Traps and that adultery was a violation of the UCMJ.

That was in 1958.

Did they drop that instruction?


7 posted on 11/15/2012 8:05:07 AM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: Seizethecarp

Why not begin with the Commander in Chief (traitor in chief)?


8 posted on 11/15/2012 8:06:22 AM PST by veritas2002
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To: Dan(9698)
I remember a class in basic training, about avoiding Honey Traps and that adultery was a violation of the UCMJ.

I know civilians who had to obtain security clearances for mid-level jobs as field techs and such who had to go through the same.


9 posted on 11/15/2012 8:12:04 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Dan(9698)

I think the answer is you received this training in basic. If there exist a “culture of corruption” the military needs to look at the structure at which it recruits, trains and develops its future senior command. I believe this would begin on how it is recruiting Academy and ROTC Cadets. Next would be the “politicos” that seemed to get promoted over the hard nosed generals and admirals. Eventually these men and women believe they are above the rules.


10 posted on 11/15/2012 8:18:39 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Seizethecarp

duh panetta, it starts at the top, they are just following the leader, the one with unknown records and a fake birth certificate who doesnt give a rats behind about the constitution or laws..


11 posted on 11/15/2012 8:20:48 AM PST by rolling_stone
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To: Seizethecarp

12 posted on 11/15/2012 8:21:19 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Cut the cable today!)
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To: Seizethecarp

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2959856/posts


13 posted on 11/15/2012 8:23:36 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Dan(9698)

I think it was replaced with diversity and tolerance training to now know how to Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and Don’t drop the soap.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 8:28:30 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Seizethecarp

These military leaders didn’t care when they sent Lt. Col. Lakin to Leavenworth.

He was the canary in the coal mine. Now it’s their turn. How do you like your Obambi now?

Traitors all of them.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 8:33:08 AM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: Errant; sassy steel magnolia; Fresh Wind
What I should have done... was liquidate all the high-ranking officers, as Stalin did!


16 posted on 11/15/2012 8:35:10 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

David, it that you???


17 posted on 11/15/2012 8:40:35 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Dan(9698)
When I was at Quantico in Marine Corps OCS (for one month before washing out) they warned us about “Suzie Rotten-Crotch” who was waiting outside the gates of the base eager to infect us all!
18 posted on 11/15/2012 8:50:00 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend airframes in the "Runway Kill Zone" (search term) from mini-drone attack!)
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To: Seizethecarp

I thought old (and I mean OLD) Panetta was just going to “read about it in the papers” like you and me?

I guess he awoke from his 4th nap of the day. Talk about OLD cronies!!


19 posted on 11/15/2012 8:57:06 AM PST by subterfuge (************ Believe Barry Obama's Propaganda At Your Own Peril **************)
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To: Seizethecarp

Here comes the PURGE....here comes the PURGE!


20 posted on 11/15/2012 9:07:38 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Seizethecarp

OK, let’s start with “Frequent Flyer Leon”. Did he ever associate with organizations that advocated the overthrow of our constitution and government?


21 posted on 11/15/2012 9:37:00 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Seizethecarp

Is it ethical for Panetta to leave his family in California so that he can take weekends off DURING A WAR to run away from his responsibilities as Secretary of Defense?


22 posted on 11/15/2012 9:40:10 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Fresh Wind

Exactly! The purge is in full swing.


23 posted on 11/15/2012 9:50:00 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Did he ever associate with organizations that advocated the overthrow of our constitution and government?

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Yes, and that is why he was advanced. You must try very hard to understand the new system, comrade.


24 posted on 11/15/2012 9:52:30 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Now comes the inquisition and purge. Just like Saddam did.


25 posted on 11/15/2012 10:08:18 AM PST by Rapscallion ( OBAMA: You own it now. See if you can govern it.)
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To: KC_Lion

don’t put it past the dems...


26 posted on 11/15/2012 10:15:03 AM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: Seizethecarp

Situational Ethicist, Leon Panetta, wonders why subordinates are becoming situational ethicists.

Seller of random compartmentalized integrity, Leon Panetta, wonders why he does not find internal and external structural integrity in his subordinates.

Laws that are not supposed to apply to what and whom Leon Panetta has favored/favors over his “storied political career,” are still supposed to apply to everybody else.


27 posted on 11/15/2012 10:32:28 AM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: blueunicorn6
OK, let’s start with “Frequent Flyer Leon”. Did he ever associate with organizations that advocated the overthrow of our constitution and government?

"In April 1985 Panetta joined with 13 of his leftist congressional colleagues — including Ron Dellums, Don Edwards, George Miller, Christopher Dodd, and Les Aspin — in sponsoring a 20th anniversary fund-raising gala for the pro-Marxist Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), which had been described by Brian Crozier, director of the London Institute for the Study of Conflict, as the "perfect intellectual front for Soviet activities which would be resisted if they were to originate openly from the KGB." The IPS was originally funded with millions of dollars from the Faberge perfume magnate and Communist Party member Samuel Rubin and his wife." -------- http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/election/655

28 posted on 12/17/2012 2:36:04 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: blueunicorn6

During a March 1997 edition of CNBC’s Equal Time program, California Republican State Senator Dick Mountjoy noted that COSCO-linked arms dealer Wang Jun had been granted personal access to President Clinton, and that Wang’s business associates had smuggled illegal assault weapons into California for delivery to street gangs by making use of a ship owned and operated by COSCO.
Mountjoy then stated:
The next thing you know, (then-Chief of Staff) Leon Panetta is down here negotiating that port for the Chinese. ———http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/election/655


29 posted on 12/17/2012 2:40:32 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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