AP Exclusive: Misconduct Forces More Soldiers Out

The purge continues. This time from the U.S. Army.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. soldiers forced out of the Army because of crimes or misconduct has soared in the past several years as the military emerges from a decade of war that put a greater focus on battle competence than on character.

Data obtained by The Associated Press shows that the number of officers who left the Army due to misconduct more than tripled in the past three years. The number of enlisted soldiers forced out for drugs, alcohol, crimes and other misconduct shot up from about 5,600 in 2007, as the Iraq war peaked, to more than 11,000 last year. Continue reading

Sense of entitlement behind military ethics scandals?

In total, five US Generals total have now been sacked, on top of the 14 US Navy Commanders who have already been done away with. It’s quite clear that this has nothing to do with the “scandals” that this article uses to whitewash the events. There may have in fact been real scandals invovled, but fact is: If Bill Clinton didn’t get sacked from the White House and other scores of politicans or military personnel have done the same thing and gotten away with it, it tells another story. What’s clear is that this the United States Military being toppled in a coup. Anyone that stands in the way of the current administration is being done away with. The history of the USSR and Germany are repeating itself in the USA with a fifth column, yet most Americans are preoccupied watching Monday Night Football or keeping up with the Kardashians.

Three of the military’s most senior leaders are embroiled in ethics scandals, a black eye for an institution that prides itself on integrity.

The latest, Marine Gen. John Allen, the top commander in Afghanistan, is under investigation for more than 20,000 pages of material including e-mails sent to Jill Kelley, the woman involved in the scandal that forced David Petraeus to resign as CIA director. Allen succeeded Petraeus in Kabul. Continue reading