make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Charged general's wife: Long war hurts families

READ MORE:
sinclair.jpg

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- The wife of an Army general facing sexual misconduct charges at Fort Bragg has written an opinion piece saying the stresses of a decade of war contributed to several recent high-profile military sex scandals.

Rebecca Sinclair's husband, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, faces a long list of charges including forcible sodomy and wrongful sexual conduct. The 27-year Army veteran was deputy commander in charge of logistics and support for the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan before being relieved in May.

In her piece in The Washington Post, Rebecca Sinclair says her husband is not guilty of the charges. She points out he spent more than six years in the past decade away from his family.

Rebecca Sinclair says nothing good can come of families being chronically separated for a decade.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

Tammy Wynette

would be proud of her. She's standing by her man. Of course she has a vested interest. If found guily, in addition to going to the brig, he loses his pension and other benefits which directly impacts her.