Skip to comments.Panetta orders Pentagon investigation of legal, ethical issues among military leaders
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 militarys best-known commanders.
The Pentagon disclosed Panettas 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 Navys inspector general.
On Tuesday, Panetta demoted the former four-star commander of the militarys Africa Command and ordered him to repay $82,000 for taking lavish or unauthorized trips with his wife.
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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...
High ranking officers at Tampa were encouraged to mix with the civilian population.
I guess the military leaders are merely following the example of the political leaders. Go along, get along.
Because no officer is promoted above Col. unless you are part of the club or a special interest. They drive the good ones out.
Purge! Guess who will replaced them...
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?
Why not begin with the Commander in Chief (traitor in chief)?
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.
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..
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.
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.
David, it that you???
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!!
Here comes the PURGE....here comes the PURGE!
OK, let’s start with “Frequent Flyer Leon”. Did he ever associate with organizations that advocated the overthrow of our constitution and government?
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?
Exactly! The purge is in full swing.
Did he ever associate with organizations that advocated the overthrow of our constitution and government?
Yes, and that is why he was advanced. You must try very hard to understand the new system, comrade.
Now comes the inquisition and purge. Just like Saddam did.
don’t put it past the dems...
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.
"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
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