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General Running Afghanistan Was Having Email "Phone Sex" With Socialite

AmyDB Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 10:26 AM
UCMJ Article 134 as explained by the JAG. http://www.military.com/spouse/relationships/military-divorce/legal-separation-adultery-and-ucmj.html "There are three distinct elements to the crime of adultery under the UCMJ: first, a Soldier must have had sexual intercourse with someone; second, the Soldier or their sexual partner was married to someone else at the time; and third, that under the circumstances, the conduct of the Soldier was to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces or was of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces." All three elements must be met for charges to be brought.
Buck O Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 10:54 AM
It's been, literally, decades since anyone was court-martialed for this offense.
djandle88 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:09 AM
not true....I am retired military and I personally had a guy in my unit that was charged and convicted of that! But you are correct, mostly they turn a blind eye as long as they are not serving in the same unit and unit cohesion isn't affected.
Col Bat Guano Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:13 AM
I know of a Marine officer through one of his subordinates who got canned for exactly this offense with another of his surordinates.
djandle88 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:33 AM
A guy in my unit thought it would be fun to cross over into Mexico and see a donkey show....but he also thought it would be fun to film it....at least until his wife decided to see what was on the video! Ooops! Needless to say, he wasn't around much longer.
coveyrise Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 10:48 AM
Exactly Amy and going at it solo over the internet is not included but this is going to get really ugly before it's over. Jill Kelley has a long history of being more than just charming and the more that comes out about her the more men who are going to wish they had never heard her name.

General John Allen, the man in charge of running the war in Afghanistan, apparently sent 30,000 emails to Florida socialite Jill Kelley and many of them were inappropriate. Sources have told Fox News the content of those emails was essentially the same thing as digital phone sex.

American commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen, facing an internal investigation for "inappropriate communications" with a woman at the heart of the David Petraeus controversy, engaged in much more than "flirtatious" behavior, sources tell Fox News -- with one official even likening the email exchanges to "phone sex."