Hack relates some high level hypocrisy:
“[Air Force general Thomas] Fiscus was known as the Darth Vader of the Air Force’s legal establishment for his zealous pursuit of sexual misconduct,” says retired U.S. Marines Corps Lt. Col. Roger Charles, who recently completed an exhaustive investigation of the former general’s formerly secret life.
Charles notes that several years ago, when a married female lieutenant colonel with an impeccable military record was nailed for adultery and her commander wanted to slap her on the wrist with an Article 15 nonjudicial punishment and let her retire, Fiscus fought for a general court-martial – at which she was found guilty and sentenced to be dismissed from the service. She committed suicide before the sentence was approved to preserve her retirement benefits for her family.
Last September, Jekyll was revealed as Hyde when the double life of the very-married, by-the-book senior enforcer caught up with him via an anonymous letter to the Air Force chief of staff. The investigation that ensued literally caught Fiscus with his pants down: He had almost as many uniformed playmates as the Air Force has B-2 bombers. He had sweet young things stashed everywhere, including on his Pentagon legal team – which allowed for quickies with the chosen, whom he also was kind enough to counsel about their careers and cook for while buck-naked.
Unless you’re personally acquainted with men in the services, you’re unlikely to grasp how completely out of control the fraternization problem is. The military wives hate it, especially the Navy wives, since the bored girls on ship don’t tend to differentiate between the married and the unmarried guys. The men hate it, since the women seldom pull their weight, which hurts both their unit rating and creates more work for them. And most of the women aren’t actually all that keen on anything that will land them in combat, as the spike in pregnancies immediately prior to announced deployments tends to suggest.
And should a draft be deemed necessary, as it likely will should a new front open while the Iraqi Occupation continues, it’s going to be hard to argue that young men have to serve when young women don’t. But what sort of father is going to allow his daughter to be drafted? None of the fathers I know.