Honestly I think this is a sign that the military needs to really reshift its focus when we finally get out of A-stan.
There has been (in my eyes) a massive corruption of the basic moral values and discipline of the military in the past decade of war, and it has had an effect on the entire rank structure of the military. It seems like we no longer take pride in the rigor and discipline of the military structure. I've been seeing this crap in junior troops (cheating on their spouses, etc) for years and years even up to the field grade officers, but this whole scandal shows how corrupt and unworkable our military system has become recently.
In no other time were soldiers required to go on 3, 4 sometimes upwards of 7+ deployments during their careers, effectively shutting down their relationships with the real world and their spouses. Then when they get home, they face more rigorous training before their next deployment, during which they get little time to spend with their families. Meanwhile, due to harsh rules and inadequate rest/relaxation time, you have joes getting drunk, DUIs and going to jail because they're so wound up.
I honestly can't wait till the whole GWOT saga is over and we can rebuild the military into a respectable and workable organization. I know this is a rant, but it's frustrating to preach Army values and all that and see the nation's highest leaders flagrantly violate those same values.
Do you REALLY think that this type of infedility/behavior has been going on only over the past 10 years, or only due to the stress of combat? Don't be naive. This type of behavior has gone on in the military since there was a need for a military.
Also, what is GWOT saga?