Clinton's Crisis: No Go: Why the Army Lost A High-Profile Sex Case

Last Friday wasn't going to be a good day for the Army no matter which way the verdicts went in the sexual-misconduct case against former Sergeant Major of the Army Gene McKinney, once the service's highest-ranking enlisted man and one of its most prominent African Americans. But the Army, having gone ahead and prosecuted its case with zeal after some initial skittishness in the face of McKinney's adamant denials and his countercharges of racial scapegoating, could scarcely have done worse. The military jury came back with a verdict of not guilty on 18 of 19 counts and found McKinney guilty on...

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