Public Eye: Seeing Stars Over Kelso

The press of other business was about to draw the curtain over the part Admiral Frank Kelso played in the disgrace known as Tailhook. There would be no prosecutions. It was a done deal in the Senate to whisk Kelso off to a four-star retirement at full pay as if nothing untoward had happened on his watch. Then an astonishing thing occurred. Two of the most venerable forces in Washington -- the Pentagon and the Senate Armed Services Committee -- were confronted by one of the newest: seven women Senators. And for a moment the militarists were forced to regroup. Kelso's...

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