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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #25)
Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:19 PM
Xithras (14,502 posts)
29. Yep. On base affairs can cause major problems for entire units.
Deployed men and women often leave spouses on base back home. It's considered unacceptable for other soldiers to be striking up romantic relationships with the spouses of deployed troops, as that leads to fighting within the ranks (people have been killed over it.) There's also an unequal power problem, where people of higher rank may use that rank to leverage sex from people of lower rank or their spouses. What do you do when you discover that your CO, who gets to make decisions that might kill you in battle, is having a consensual affair with your wife?
That's why virtually all adultery charges are levied in instances of sex where both people, or their spouses, are actually in the military. I once knew a woman who was furious after discovering that her Army husband had been having an affair for years. She wanted him prosecuted, but his girlfriend was a single civilian woman so the Army declined to intervene. Because the other person in the affair wasn't connected to the military, they didn't see it as their problem. Had she been another soldier, or the spouse of a soldier, it would have been a different story.
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Yep. On base affairs can cause major problems for entire units.
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