Eyes Front! And That Means You, Sir!

A Defense Department report last week said General David Hale had "unduly close relationships" with the wives of subordinate officers, including, in at least one case, a sexual one. The Army is investigating. Whatever the upshot in this case, history is full of examples of what happens to generals who mess around.

OFFICER MARK ANTONY

LIAISON DANGEREUSE The hero of Philippi dumped his wife, who happened to be the Emperor's sister, to take up with Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt.

WHAT HAPPENED The Emperor declared war on Egypt and defeated Antony. The couple committed suicide.

[OFFICER] GENERAL WILLIAM HOWE

[LIAISON DANGEREUSE]...

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