The double life of a US Army general: the watchword is sex
Sex is a driving force and, according to the theories of Hegel and Kant, the driving force in a man’s life. The philosophers also identified power as another driving force, but added an additional clause that sex flowed from power. Sex and power is a heady cocktail and many succumb to it. It takes great insight to balance the two and many failures at the altar of life.
A General David Haight case has just surfaced, and when you look into the sordid details, it looks more and more like a village tale where everyone, including the US military, is a loser. First, who is General Douglas Haight? He is the senior EURCOM officer in Europe and responsible for operations in Iraq and Syria. It is an important appointment and also very sensitive, since it includes operations of a secret nature. The general was a one star general who in India is known as a major general and the US Army classifies the appointment as a brigadier general.
General Haight had a proven career in the military and had an excellent record. He had served in the Rangers and Special Forces and had seen action in Afghanistan and Iraq. The whole story unfolded when the general was deployed to Iraq almost 11 years ago.
The general was highly regarded by his superiors and there was a good chance that he would be promoted to a two, three or even four star general. The general also held a highly sensitive appointment at EUROCOM, which is essentially part of the US military think tank to confront Russia, of whom the West and Russia are scared to death. At that time he was a lieutenant colonel.
love and sex
Haight at this time entered an email club with the opposite sex, and an email caught his eye. He went on and met a woman named Jennifer Armstrong (38 years old at the time). The two hit it off at the meeting and struck up a relationship. Jennifer was a government official and also fell in love with the general. The general entered into this relationship even though he was married and had 4 children. He promised the lady that he would live with her after he retired from the army.
The general began a relationship with Jennifer and it was a long and passionate relationship. He would use her official phone to talk to her and also send her emails from her official computer, thus compromising her security.
Russian intelligence that follows the emails and mobile conversations of high-ranking US generals could not have been aware of the general’s actions.
During a visit to the US, the General and Jennifer decided their sexual relationship needed a boost, so they began signing up for sex-sharing clubs and one-night clubs. Here, the duo picked up partners of both sexes and had swinger parties at home while sharing sexual partners. It was a sordid affair, but the general and his girlfriend thought they were discreet and no one would know. THEY CONTINUED WITH THEIR ESCAPEES AND ONCE HE WAS AT DE GUERRA UNIVERSITY IN BALTIMORE THEY ATTENDED SWAPPING PARTIES AT A CLUB LOCATED NEAR DE GUERRA UNIVERSITY. The general was almost recognized in many places and some anonymous letters were sent to the army headquarters and the Pentagon. The army became aware of these letters and launched an internal investigation headed by the Inspector General. The investigation revealed Haight’s affair with Jennifer. It also brought up swinger and swap parties and the Pentagon realized that General David Haight was a security risk. by his actions. But things could not be allowed to rest as a serious security breach had occurred and the Army brought
for their actions. But the matter could not be left to rest since there had been a serious breach of security and the Army filed a section of the act that spoke of “Acts detrimental to good order and discipline.” They weren’t sure David Haight hadn’t been blackmailed. In any case, this was a serious offense by a serving general in high office, and there was no choice but to remove Haight from command.
Haight was removed from the command of EUROCOM in May 2016, but the transfer was not made public. He was sent back to the United States and a board of inquiry was formed to take action against him. The general was reprimanded and told that his military career was over. Thus, a man who could have been a two or three star general spoiled his notebook with a sexual relationship. The power of sex can be terrifying. The army is now shaken.