The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 12, 1996 - 7
Army continues to probe'
charges of sex misconduct
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly
2,000 calls, hundreds considered worth
investigation, have poured into an Army
hotline set up after revelation of the sex
scandal at a Maryland training center,
the Army said yesterday.
Meanwhile, the chair of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff said the Army was
"casting its net very wide" to find
A separate investigation is looking
into allegations of sexual misconduct,
ranging from rape to fraternization,
among supervisors at an Army training
base in Missouri, but no charges have
been filed, Army sources said.
Joint Chiefs Chairman John
Shalikashvili, making the rounds of
television talk shows in honor of
Veterans Day, was asked whether he
had any evidence sexual abuse was
occurring at other training sites.
"We certainly have to assume that it
could be happening somewhere else,
and that's why the Army is casting its
net very wide all across the Army, and
certainly all training centers, to get to
the bottom of this," the four-star Army
general said on CBS' "This Morning."
"But right now, I don't think we have
all the evidence, or it's very difficult to
determine just how big that problem
really is," he added.
Some 1,999 phone calls had been
made to a toll-free hotline set up at the
Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground, near
Ed Starnes, an Aberdeen spokesper-
son, said calls have been constantly
coming in from across the country
since the scandal broke last week.
"As soon as you are off, another rings,"
he said yesterday, adding that some com-
plaints go back to World War II.
Of the calls received between
Thursday and 4 p.m. yesterday, 246
were deemed serious enough to be
referred to the Army's Criminal
Investigative Division for further
inquiry. The rest needed no follow-up,
Of the calls pertaining to sexual com-
plaints, 56 were Aberdeen-related and
89 stemmed from complaints about
other Army facilities.
The rest of the calls had to do with
administrative requests, complaints
concerning nonsexual matters and
crank calls. The Army refused to pro-
vide details about the complaints that
were being referred for investigation.
The Army has filed criminal charges
against three military trainers and
administrative charges against two more
- all married - at the Ordnance Center
in Aberdeen. The men, four drill instruc-
tors and a captain, were suspended along
with 15 other instructors, who were
placed on paid administrative duty.
The men facing charges, ranging
from rape to sending improper love fet-
ters to trainees.
Victims of war AP PHOTO
Muslim refugee Fatima Mujic, a native of Koraj, Bosnia, cries as she sits on the outskirts of the village with other
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uestions surface over Reno's
future in Clinton Cabinet
WASHINGTON (AP) - When a
reporter asked Janet Reno if she would
Cain attorney general, she replied:
s,"if the president wanted me to stay."
A stock answer, but it still irked
White House aides who felt she was
exing President Clinton into a corner.
:,Shaking up the Cabinet, an almost
gainless task so far, is growing more
ticklish as Clinton decides whether to
reappoint Reno in the" midst of
Y hitewater and other investigations.
Air Force One was still en route from
kansas to Washington, within hours
W the election, when word got out that
r three Cabinet members were leaving.
-Three more soon followed, and the
'news quickly spread about who was in
and who was out.
<.' But Reno remained a huge question
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id with very great interest on reaching
-agreement on all sides," Power said.
McFee said one reason the negotia-
'tions moved quickly is because the four
-final candidates understood the terms
Asked about her status Friday,
Clinton passed up a chance to endorse
her. "I should have no comment on any
personnel decisions,"said the president,
who is making the
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If he reappoints
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She is a star of the Clinton Cabinet,
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Washington and respected by many
lawmakers inside the Beltway. Only the
president gets more invitations for
But one of Reno's greatest assets -
a fierce sense of independence - may
have caused some of her trouble.
She shouldered the blame for the 1993
disaster at Waco, Texas, in the hours after
the Branch Davidian complex fire.
She wasn't "muscular" enough on
crime, some aides argued, because of
her personal objections to requiring
minimum sentences for certain crimes.
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