Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, the U.S. Army’s most famous one-star, allegedly made his lover urinate in a waste basket (I think so people couldn’t see her coming and going from his place), talked trash about female officers, and once threatened to kill his lover and her family if she talked. When she tried to break off the relationship, he would seek oral sex.
Pop quiz for new brigadiers: Which of these behaviors was wrong?
Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.