Agence France-PresseOctober 19, 2013 02:16
For cases ranging from adultery to illegal gambling, US generals are facing tough punishment for personal misconduct in an online era that has placed the top brass under unprecedented scrutiny.
Misbehavior could be quietly hushed up in the past without disrupting careers. But generals are now disciplined in the public spotlight, military officers and analysts said Friday.
"The bar has gotten higher," said one senior officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "And the margin for error has gotten smaller. They are under the microscope."