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Jan 20, 2013 2:00 PM by AP Posted by Tony Spehar

Sex is major reason military commanders are fired

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jeffrey Sinclair is the brigadier general who was fired from his command in Afghanistan and now faces a court-martial on charges of sodomy, adultery and pornography and more. He's also one in a long line of commanders whose careers were ended because of possible sexual misconduct.

Sex has proved to be the downfall of presidents, members of Congress and other notables. It's also among the chief reasons that senior military officers are fired.

At least 30 percent of military commanders fired over the past eight years lost their jobs because of sexually related offenses, including harassment, adultery, and improper relationships. That's according to statistics compiled by The Associated Press.

The figures bear out growing concerns by Defense Department and military leaders over declining ethical values among U.S. forces.

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