Sex, The Army And A Double Standard

A general allegedly coerced an officer's wife into an affair. Why did he get off so easy?

The 50-year-old Army colonel will never forget the way his new boss, Major General David Hale, laid eyes on his wife, Donnamaria Carpino, that day in Turkey. She was among the guests of honor at a summer cocktail party in 1996 welcoming new arrivals to a NATO military post in Izmir. "The first time he saw her, he broke out into a sweat," says the 29-year veteran. "It was obvious that he was in heat." But the colonel says he tucked away his concerns: "I presumed he was an officer and a gentleman."

Wrong presumption. Within four months, Hale had allegedly...

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