SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
TIME RUNNING OUT - PENTAGON PUBLIC AFFAIRS
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The clock is ticking. and for Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, time may be running out, in more ways than one.
As of press time, five days have passed since GEN. Ron Lewis was suddenly fired as the defense chief's senior military advisor. The total stonewall of details that has been created will do the Pentagon - and ultimately the Obama administration - no good if a cover-up continues.
The rumor mill is working overtime, and we would be remiss, dear reader, if we did not share with you some of the intense speculation going on right now in and around the Pentagon.
IS THERE A COVER-UP?
First of all, the consensus seems to be that whatever caused Carter to pull the trigger on Lewis, it has to be bad indeed.
"It had to be very serious for Ash to handle things this way," a colonel and deep cover source for MilitaryCorruption.com told one of our reporters. "The longer they conceal what happened, the worse it gets."
It's a cardinal rule in military public affairs, to get in front of the story before things get completely out of control. So far, as we enter Wednesday morning, the danger of that happening is very real.
WAS IT AN ATTEMPTED RAPE?
For example, we have heard various stories that may or may not be based on fact. But, in the absence of any official explanation, MCC will not timidly sit by and wait for whatever "official story" has been cooked up by the people at PAO.
One account has it that Lewis has been accused of attempted rape by a female military member. If there is any truth to that, the result could be a sensational court-martial that would make the Jeffrey Sinclair prosecution of 2014 look like a side-show.
Another rumor has GEN. Lewis accused of sexual assault. Whatever the severity of the charges, one thing is certain. The meteoric rise of Ron Lewis - from colonel to three-star general in six years - has come to an ignominious end.
CARTER'S FUTURE MAY BE IN DOUBT
The big loser, besides the West Point graduate flag officer, is Carter, who literally paraded Lewis around as if he was his adopted son.
The non-veteran policy wonk and controversial general have a long history together. Lewis was Carter's military assistant when Carter was undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics in 2011. Then, the one-time Chicago street kid served as Carter's senior military assistant when Ashton took over as deputy secretary of defense.
Ron Lewis hit the jackpot and moved up to lieutenant general when Carter succeeded Chuck Hagel. It was the fastest ascent up the rank ladder we can recall since Henry Kissinger plucked a little-known colonel named Alexander Haig from obscurity and elevated him in 48 months to four-star general. In Haig's case, he jumped from two to four-star rank without serving one day as a lieutenant general.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: -- We are very grateful for the valuable INTEL provided us, not only our regular CI's, but also some new friends who fortunately for us, are in positions to get us information as to what is going on behind the scenes. Thank you. And please, keep those messages coming. The news desk is being manned around the clock.]
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