MSNBC reports on an 18th Airborne Corps colonel who became engaged to 50 Afghani women. Jay finds it pretty damned amusing, as do I, although I disagree with his conclusion that it’s none of the Army’s business. It sounds like he’s violated several articles of the UCMJ, not least of which is Article 133 “conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentlemen.”

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  1. O. F. Jay says:

    Point taken James. I just wonder how far the litigious can take the Conduct Unbecoming clause. I just have a bad feeling about it, like it’s an Ally McBeal episode.

  2. joy says:

    I thought those were AMERICAN women that he got engaged to. See here.


  3. James Joyner says:

    Joy: You’re right. I read it pretty quickly. I was misdirected because he was using Arabic phrases in the letters he was sending.