Those who have served in the United States armed forces are quite aware of how to engage in the act of an assault on an enemy position. Have your gun cocked and ready to fire at any time. Unfortunately, there are officers in the US military who fail to distinguish between cocking their gun(in Army lingo, your gun is your prick) and cocking a weapon of war. General Jeffrey Sinclair has been confronting issues raised at a court martial in which a female officer claimed he made a sexual assault on her and nothing was ever done about it. Poor General Sinclair is also charged with a variety of other crimes such as adultery and the possession of pornography. Superiors refused to punish him for sexual assault, but when it comes to really SERIOUS issues such as adultery or pornography, they are prepared to take action.
But, since there are some in the military who want to pursue the crime of sexual assault, General Sinclair has decided that reality is preferable to taking a chance someone might actually find a general guilty of forcing a female lieutenant to engage in sex. So, he has pleaded guilty to adultery and pornography. I assume he believes taking responsibility for a major crime gets him off the hook for the minor one of “sexual assault.”