2012年12月5日水曜日

在日米軍の綱紀粛正強化

在日米軍が綱紀粛正強化をした。
 在日米海軍司令部が、日本国内の全海軍基地に、所属する米軍人の夜間
の飲酒を禁止する命令を出すよう指示をしていたことが、司令部関係者へ
の取材で分かった。

本土の米軍
・Jill Kelley
 Jill Kelley->Bob Buckhorn市長
 今週末、私はぺトレイアスとDCにいます。
 私が帰ったら、ダブルデートを準備しましょう!

 Jill Kelley->市長側近
 私は、今夜、ぺトレイアス将軍とアレン将軍と一緒に食事します。

・James G. Stavridis中将(大将?) NATO指揮官
 仏で、ワイン製造会社とワイン鑑定家を招いてパーティを開催した。
 この時、妻と共に、軍用機を不適切に使用したとして、経費を返済命令、
 長官から退職強要。
 海軍長官は、不正はないとして、勤務継続させる。

Jill Kelleyの弁護士が米FBIに個人情報流出として提訴した。

以前から事件がある度に、在日米軍は綱紀粛正強化をうたうが、効果が
でたためしがない。効果があっても一時的。

本土の幹部の一部は、不倫で退職や軍用機を使って海外でパーティ主催
し、経費返還に退職命令。直属の上官は国防長官命令を無視。
どこも、いつでも同じような問題が起きる。
命令違反で軍は成立つのだろうか。
だから、在日米軍は綱紀粛正強化に期待する人はほとんどいない。
米軍は、信頼を取り戻さないのか。

Paula Broadwell Lover or Whistle-blower


---全海軍基地に夜間禁酒令 米、日本で綱紀粛正強化---
2012/11/27 10:06
http://www.hokkaido-np.co.jp/news/dogai/422498.html

 在日米海軍司令部が、日本国内の全海軍基地に、所属する米軍人の夜間の飲酒を禁止する命令を出すよう指示をしていたことが26日、司令部関係者への取材で分かった。
 佐世保基地(長崎県佐世保市など)は、所属する全ての米軍人約3100人に対し、午後10時から午前8時までの飲酒を禁止する命令を既に出したと明らかにした。
 沖縄県で海軍兵2人が逮捕された10月の集団強姦致傷事件を受け、在日米軍は日本に滞在する全米軍人に午後11時から翌朝5時までの外出を禁止したが、その後も事件が相次いでいることを受け、海軍は一層の綱紀粛正強化に乗り出した。


---Lawyer for Jill Kelley threatens lawsuit over leaks in Petraeus case---
Originally published Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:42 PM
By Sari Horwitz
The Washington Post
http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2019776904_petraeus28.html

Jill Kelley's attorney Abbe Lowell accused federal officials of leaking Kelley's name to the media along with information about the Tampa FBI agent who went outside the bureau to alert a Republican congressman about the FBI investigation.

WASHINGTON - The Washington attorney representing the Tampa, Fla., socialite at the center of the sex scandal that prompted David Petraeus' resignation as CIA director threatened to take legal action against the U.S. attorney in Tampa if he or other federal officials leak information about his client.

In a letter to U.S. Attorney Stephen Muldrow, attorney Abbe Lowell accused federal officials of leaking Jill Kelley's name to the media along with information about the Tampa FBI agent who went outside the bureau to alert a Republican congressman about the FBI investigation.

"These leaks most certainly had to come, at least in part, from government sources," Lowell wrote in a letter provided to The Washington Post. "I write to ask whether the Department of Justice is investigating these leaks and potential infringements upon the Kelleys' privacy ... as part of its current work."

Kelley's complaint to the FBI agent last summer about harassing emails she was receiving launched the investigation that eventually linked the messages to author Paula Broadwell and uncovered the extramarital affair between Broadwell and Petraeus, a retired four-star general.

In the course of the investigation, the FBI uncovered emails between Kelley and Gen. John Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan. A senior U.S. defense official has said that those emails contained "potentially inappropriate" communications between Allen and Kelley.

Kelley met both Petraeus and Allen when they served at the U.S. Central Command in Tampa.

A person close to Kelley said Tuesday that she is a prolific e-mailer and that she exchanged perhaps 1,000 emails with Allen. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because Allen is under investigation by the Defense Department, said that some exchanges were "taken out of context, could be read to be flirtatious" but that the characterization of them as " 'phone sex' is not true."

The person also said that Kelley did not have an affair with Petraeus or Allen.

In addition to causing Petraeus' resignation, the FBI investigation led to evidence that Broadwell had obtained classified information.

Allen replaced Petraeus as commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan in 2011 when Petraeus became CIA director. Allen has been selected by the White House to become supreme allied commander in Europe, but the nomination was put on hold after the FBI gave over emails between the general and Kelley to the Defense Department.


---SKorea says US socialite ousted as honorary consul---
November 27, 2012, 6:48 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501712_162-57555264/skorea-says-us-socialite-ousted-as-honorary-consul/

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea has decided to revoke an honorary title given to an American socialite tied to the scandal involving former CIA director David Petraeus.

A Foreign Ministry official said Monday that Jill Kelley misused her title as South Korean honorary consul. He wouldn't elaborate.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Kyou-hyun as telling reporters in Washington that Kelley used her title for personal gain.

Kelley had complained to an FBI agent about threatening emails she had received telling her to stay away from Petraeus, who once commanded Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. Petraeus knew Kelley from parties and events around Tampa.

Agents tracked the emails to Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell, who was having an affair with the former general.


---Jill Kelley Lawyers Fight Claims Over Petraeus Scandal---
By TERRY SPENCER and TAMARA LUSH 11/27/12 09:51 PM ET EST
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/27/jill-kelley-petraeus_n_2201340.html

TAMPA, Fla. - A Tampa socialite embroiled in the scandal that cost CIA Director David Petraeus his job fought back Tuesday after more than two weeks of silence as her attorneys released emails, telephone recordings and other material that they say show she never tried to exploit her friendship with Petraeus.

Jill Kelley, through her attorneys, went on the attack against a New York businessman who accused her of incompetence in her work trying to set up a deal he was negotiating with South Korean companies; an attorney who accused her of name-dropping and of being a social climber; and the FBI agent who first leaked her name in connection with the Petraeus scandal.

Kelley, 37, became the focus of national media attention earlier this month after it was revealed that she was the recipient of anonymous emails from Paula Broadwell, Petraeus' biographer and mistress.

Broadwell allegedly told Kelley he should stay away from the former general and Gen. John Allen, who had replaced Petraeus as leader of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Petraeus and Allen had become friends with Kelley and her husband, Scott Kelley, a noted cancer surgeon, when the generals served at U.S. Central Command, which is headquartered at Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base. Kelley became an unofficial social ambassador for the base, hosting numerous parties for the officers.

The scandal this week cost Kelley her appointment as an honorary consul for the South Korean government, which she had gotten because of her friendship with Petraeus. The Koreans said she had misused the title in her personal business dealings.

Kelley's attorneys sent a cease-and-desist letter to New York businessman Adam Victor; a complaint to the Florida bar against Tampa attorney Barry Cohen, and a letter to the U.S. Attorney's Office demanding that it investigate to find out who in the FBI leaked her name to the news media. Representatives of attorney Abbe Lowell emailed copies of the letters to The Associated Press.

In one of the letters, Lowell asks W. Stephen Muldrow, the assistant U.S. Attorney in Tampa, why Jill and Scott Kelley's names were released in the course of the FBI's investigation of Petraeus and Broadwell. Lowell said federal privacy laws could be applicable to the couple's information.

"As you know, there are several rules and laws that seek to protect United States citizens against such leaks," Lowell wrote.

He also wanted to know whether the U.S. Attorney's Office was investigating the source of the leaks.

"You no doubt have seen the tremendous attention that the Kelleys have received in the media," wrote Lowell. "All they did to receive this attention was to let law enforcement know that they had been the subjects of inappropriate and potentially threatening behavior by someone else."

Another letter spoke of a business deal that Kelley tried to broker with South Korea.

Kelley met Victor in late August at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, where they discussed having Kelley represent Victor's company on a coal-gasification deal being negotiated with South Korean companies.

On Aug. 30, according to the documents provided by Lowell's office, Victor sent Kelley an email saying his company was seeking bids from four major Korean firms - Samsung, Hyundai, GS and GK - and that he expected the bidding to potentially reach $3 billion.

There are several back-and-forth emails through mid-September as Victor and Kelley tried to negotiate a fee for her work, with Kelley saying she was seeking 2 percent of the deal and Victor trying to clarify what she meant.

There were no other emails until Victor sent one Nov. 9, when Kelley's name surfaced in the Petraeus scandal. He wrote two more times after that before she responded.

When she finally did, he sent back another email in which he remarked, "When I heard about Petraeus, I thought of you." In a follow-up email, he asked if she was still in a position to help with Korea. She didn't respond.

In a Nov. 14 interview with the AP, Victor said it had become clear that Kelley was not a skilled negotiator and that he had wasted his time dealing with her.

In a letter released Tuesday and dated Nov. 21, Lowell accused Victor of seeking his "15 minutes of fame" by talking to the news media about his client. Lowell said Victor had defamed Kelley with his clients and misstated her desire for 2 percent of the profits by saying she wanted 2 percent of the entire deal. Lowell also accused Victor of unspecified inappropriate behavior toward Kelley.

"If you want to continue seeking publicity for yourself, that is one thing," Lowell wrote to Victor. "However, if you do that by maligning a person, that is something else." He then accused Victor of casting Kelley in a false light and suggested his attorney contact Lowell to discuss the matter.

Victor told the AP late Tuesday that he never accused Kelley of wrongdoing, only that she was naive and not an experienced negotiator. He also said his female assistant was present every time he met with Kelley.

"It's not a crime to be a novice," Victor said. "I don't know why they are talking to me."

The third letter was sent from Kelley's attorney Tuesday to the Attorney Consumer Assistance Program, which handles complaints about lawyers on behalf of the Florida Bar. In that letter, Lowell accused Cohen of breaking attorney-client privilege by publicly speaking about conversations he had with Kelley in 2009 while representing her in a dispute she had with a tenant. In those conversations, Lowell said, they discussed her friendships with various military personnel.

Kelley's sister, Natalie Khawam, once worked as an attorney in Cohen's firm and later sued him for sexual harassment and breach of contract. In court responses, Cohen said Khawam "has a judicially documented recent history and continuing propensity for the commission of perjury."

Cohen said Tuesday evening that he had not seen Lowell's complaint letter and that Kelley had "lost the battle in the court of public opinion."

"No matter how many high-priced lawyers and publicists she employs, she has been exposed for what she is," he said.

Prior to Tuesday, Kelley, her attorney and her publicist had only publicly addressed the situation once, in a statement to the news media when the scandal first broke.


---Investigation Into General Narrows Look at E-Mail---
By ELISABETH BUMILLER and SCOTT SHANE
Published: November 27, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/28/us/general-allen-investigation-narrows-focus.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0

WASHINGTON - Two and a half weeks after Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced an inquiry into e-mail exchanges between Gen. John R. Allen of the Marines and a Tampa socialite, some 15 investigators working seven days a week in the Pentagon inspector general’s office have narrowed their focus to 60 to 70 e-mails that “bear a fair amount of scrutiny,” a defense official said.

 The official did not disclose the content of the e-mails, but senior Pentagon officials have described the voluminous correspondence between General Allen, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan, and the socialite, Jill Kelley, as potentially “inappropriate communication.” Law enforcement officials say the e-mails number in the hundreds and cover a period of two and a half years starting in 2010, when General Allen was the deputy commander of Central Command, based in Tampa.

The investigation, which is delaying and could derail General Allen’s appointment to be the NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, is on a fast track but is unlikely to be completed before the end of the year. Investigations of senior officers in the inspector general’s office usually take about seven months on average, although normally there are only two to three investigators assigned to a case.

The defense official, who asked not to be named because of the nature of the inquiry, said investigators were trying to determine whether the e-mails violated Defense Department policy, government regulations or military law. They were discovered in the course of an F.B.I. investigation into anonymous e-mails to Ms. Kelley warning her to stay away from David H. Petraeus, then the C.I.A. director. The F.B.I. found that the e-mails had been sent by Paula Broadwell, Mr. Petraeus’s biographer; he admitted to having had an affair with Ms. Broadwell and resigned on Nov. 9.

Like General Allen, Mr. Petraeus, a retired four-star general, was a social acquaintance of Ms. Kelley when he was stationed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, headquarters of the Central Command.

The e-mails between General Allen and Ms. Kelley were sent to the Pentagon by the F.B.I. on Nov. 11. “They just forwarded the evidence,” the official said, referring to the F.B.I. “People have to go through and decide if they fit one of three potential violations.” Those violations include misconduct, which could range from inappropriate language on a government computer to adultery, prohibited under military law; more than an incidental use of government property for personal matters; and security breaches.

The defense official said there was no evidence so far that there had been security violations. General Allen, who is in Kabul planning the drawdown of American forces from Afghanistan, is cooperating with the investigation and has said through associates that he did not commit adultery. The inquiry does not appear to have progressed to interviews with General Allen, 58, who is married and the father of two, or Ms. Kelley, 37, the wife of a cancer surgeon and the mother of three.

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., who has been nominated to succeed General Allen as part of a regular military rotation, is expected to be confirmed by the Senate before the end of the year and to be in Kabul by February. General Allen is expected to return to the United States at that time, but it is unclear what he will do.

There have been conflicting accounts of the nature of the e-mails between him and Ms. Kelley. A law enforcement official has described some of them as sexually explicit. Pentagon officials briefed on the matter say they have been told that half a dozen are embarrassing. But General Allen’s associates say they are innocuous and contain little beyond language like “you’re a sweetheart.”

Although Ms. Kelley’s e-mail correspondence with General Allen has not been made public, dozens of her e-mails to Mayor Bob Buckhorn of Tampa have been released under Florida’s public record laws and refer to her friendship with both General Allen and Mr. Petraeus.

A year ago, after inviting the mayor to a birthday party for one of her children, she added a casual P.S.: “I’ll be in DC this weekend with Petraeus, but let’s set up a double date when I return!” Last January, she wrote to a mayoral aide, “I’m up in DC having dinner tonight with Gen. Petraeus and Gen. John Allen.”

In March, she wrote to Mr. Buckhorn that “I just got off the phone with Gen. Allen.” The next day she let him know that she was working to prevent a local D.J. from carrying out his threat to deep-fry a Koran on the air.

 “I have Petraeus & Allen both emailing me about getting this dealt with,” she wrote on March 7. She told the mayor she had also been involved in the effort to prevent a Florida pastor from burning a Koran in 2011.

The e-mails show that Ms. Kelley also socialized with other senior military officers. She wrote that she had seen the mayor “at Gen. Mattis’ home,” an evident reference to a gathering at the Tampa house of Gen. James N. Mattis, who as the head of Central Command oversees all military operations in the Middle East. Several messages refer to Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward, the deputy commander of Central Command, who was the host of a ceremony last April honoring Ms. Kelley for her volunteer assistance to the military.

On Tuesday, Abbe D. Lowell, a lawyer for Ms. Kelley and her husband, Scott, asked a federal prosecutor in Tampa whether the government was investigating the role any federal officials played in improperly disclosing the identity of the Kelleys as the recipients of Ms. Broadwell’s e-mails. “All they did to receive this attention was to let law enforcement know that they had been the subjects of inappropriate and potentially threatening behavior by someone else,” Mr. Lowell wrote in a letter to the prosecutor, W. Stephen Muldrow.

The investigation of General Allen is being run by a retired Army colonel, Marguerite Garrison, a deputy inspector general who oversees all investigations of senior military officers and who ran two previous inquiries that found fault with top commanders this year.

In August, Ms. Garrison’s investigators found that Gen. William E. Ward, the former head of the United States Africa Command, had lavishly overspent on official trips, including for long stays at luxury hotels, and that he had used his staff to chauffeur his wife to a department store and a spa. This month, Ms. Garrison’s investigators found that Adm. James G. Stavridis, the current NATO commander, had improperly used a military aircraft to fly with his wife to an exclusive party with winemakers and wine connoisseurs in Burgundy, France.

General Ward was ordered to repay the government $82,000 and was forced by Mr. Panetta to retire as a lieutenant general. But the Navy secretary, Ray Mabus, has cleared Admiral Stavridis of any personal misconduct, and he remains on the job.

Ms. Garrison said in an interview on Tuesday that her job was only to investigate, not to make a determination about the outcome.

“I feel good that our report was thorough, fair and that we presented what we thought were the facts,” she said, referring to the investigation of Admiral Stavridis. “Secretary Mabus took what action he deemed appropriate.”

Ms. Garrison’s office, which has 24 investigators to look into complaints against top defense and military officials, is a small part of the Pentagon’s 1,600-member inspector general office, which more frequently investigates contract fraud and conducts audits.

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