Groping Generals

The Army's top female officer charges harassment

Lieut. General Claudia Kennedy, the Army's top intelligence officer, has long been the service's best advertisement for gender equality. She was the first--and is still the only--female three-star general in the Army. Defense Secretary William Cohen lauded her last fall as "an officer who has made a career of defying barriers." Moreover, fellow officers say she is an Army loyalist who would never take a "cheap shot" at the service she loves. Nevertheless, she has dealt the Army a major blow by filing a sexual-harassment complaint against a fellow general. The incident allegedly occurred in Kennedy's Pentagon office in late 1996,...

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