This time a three-star, I am told. The usual zipper problems. More to come.
UPDATE: I talked to the general in question. He says his departure is not the result of any allegation of wrongdoing but rather was planned three years ago. "There is no investigation here," he said.
So it appears that I got all excited for nothing. If I hear anything different, I will let you know. But at least for now, it appears that I was misled by multiple hits on the rumor mill.
Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.