Army boys like rooting

It isn’t ethics or anything special…just army boys will root anything, and why not?

Along with a steady diet of books on leadership and management, the reading list at military “charm schools” that groom officers for ascending to general or admiral includes an essay, “The Bathsheba Syndrome: The Ethical Failure of Successful Leaders,” that recalls the moral failure of the Old Testament’s King David, who ordered a soldier on a mission of certain death — solely for the chance to take his wife, Bathsheba.

The not-so-subtle message: Be careful out there, and act better.

Despite the warnings, a worrisomely large number of senior officers have been investigated and even fired for poor judgment, malfeasance and sexual improprieties or sexual violence — and that is just in the last year.


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  • Gazzaw

    I believe that adultery is still a courtmartial offence in the US Forces.

  • cows4me

    It’s usually the pussy that gets them in the end , nothing chances. Petraeus is no longer in the military , the CIA does not follow military rules so the general can not be courtmartialed for adultery.

    • Gazzaw

      Even if committed whilst in the Military? They won’t prosecute of course but technically they could.

  • Mediaan

    Makes a change from the election, anyway.