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Betrayed military spouses often keep quiet for fear of losing benefits
Betrayed military spouses often keep quiet for fear of losing benefits

FT. BRAGG, North Carolina — Within the tight circle of Army spouses, Kris Johnson and Rebecca Sinclair became close friends as their ambitious husbands advanced rapidly in the officer corps. Both women were ultimately betrayed by their philandering spouses. Both endured public humiliation as their high-ranking husbands were hauled before courts-martial amid salacious testimony about adultery and other sex-related military crimes. And both women, along with their children, risked losing a lifetime of military benefits if their husbands were dismissed from the Army. "You're advised to keep your mouth shut and let him retire because you could lose everything," said Johnson, whose now ex-...

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