SCANDAL IN THE MILITARY

REPORTS OF RAPE AT AN ARMY TRAINING BASE SUGGEST THAT THE SERVICES' TOLERANCE FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS MORE THAN ZERO

For some people, one of the bewildering aspects of the modern condition is that all sorts of things no longer mean what they once did. A smile is not always just a smile; a pat on the back may be mistaken for more than encouragement. And at the center of the sexual harassment scandal sweeping Maryland's Aberdeen Proving Ground, members of the 143rd Ordnance Battalion--whose motto is "Professionals in Gear"--may want to consider changing their mascot from the acronymic PIG to a creature a bit less loaded with symbolism.

The deeper meaning was not lost on the Army, though, when it...

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