A newspaper in Washington prints a guest editorial supposedly by an anonymous Naval officer; the op-ed piece represents a violation of the UCMJ, because it contains words contemptuous of President Clinton. Harm, Mac, and Bud investigate. Bud finds evidence indicating the article in question originated from Harm's office computer. The Office of the Inspector General of the Navy begins an official investigation. A conservative outside civilian group offers public relations and legal assistance. Harm figures out who wrote the objectionable item and it is not the Leavenworth inmate you think it is. He holds a press conference, and he gets a promotion to full commander. Mac encounters an unusual question about childbearing vis-a-vis a conflict between the almost wife and almost ex-wife of a dead Marine over the late jarhead's sperm.
Did You Know?
When Harm visits Palmer in prison, the warden assures Harm that Palmer has no connection to the outside on the computer. However, Palmer claims to have downloaded the op-ed from the newspaper (as was confirmed by Agent Nichols). That would only have been possible if he had a connection to the outside to get to the newspaper website. See more
Bud, you helped me out of loyalty and friendship. Everybody else has a price.
Lt. Bud Roberts, Jr.
I'm sure you'll do the right thing, sir.