Panetta Orders Military Ethics Review

After a string of ethical lapses—the grand poobah of which is the three-ring sex circus led by ringmaster David Petraeus—Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is ordering a review of military-ethics training. Panetta’s memo to Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, didn’t reference the Petraeus scandal directly, and his press secretary says that the review was in the works “long before the matters that have come to light over the past week.” The goal of the review is to determine “how to better foster a culture of values-based decision making and stewardship” in the military. Or, how to keep it in the pants. The CIA also announced Thursday it is opening an investigation into the conduct of ex-chief Petraeus.