Onetime Rumsfeld colleague says he's ready to testify in escort case
Former Rumsfeld colleague Dr. Harlan Ullman, the US military analyst who devised the concept of "shock and awe," is apparently ready to testify he had sex with a woman from DC Madam Jean Palfrey's "Pamela Martin and Associates."
ABC News reports that Ullman's lawyer "says his client won't back down if he is called to testify by Jeane Palfrey, who prosecutors say ran an illegal prostitution ring for 13 years."
Palfrey asserts that her escort service engaged in no illegal activity. According to ABC's Brian Ross, she says she only provided "fantasy, legal sex," which did not include sexual intercourse.
"Any notion that Ms. Palfrey has that Mr. Ullman will help her in any way is incorrect," said Ullman's lawyer, Mark Mukasey, in a statement to ABC.
Prior to the report, Ullman had said allegations that he'd hired one of Palfrey's escorts were "beneath the dignity of comment."
After hearing of Ullman's new stance, Palfrey told ABC "the former Rumsfeld colleague could be prosecuted along with her."
With James Wade, Ullman developed the military doctrine of "shock and awe" used by the US government in its invasion of Iraq. According to one definition, that is shorthand for rapid dominance based on the use of "overwhelming decisive force," "dominant maneuvers," and "spectacular displays of power" to subdue the other side.
Earlier this month Ullman told CNN that "The allegations do not dignify a response," and referred any other questions to his lawyer.
Palfrey has denied she ran a prostitution ring. Her company, Pamela Martin and Associates, was simply a "high-end adult fantasy firm which offered legal sexual and erotic services across the spectrum of adult sexual behavior and did so without incident during its 13 year tenure," she said.
Palfrey contends her escort service provided university educated women to engage in legal game-playing of a sexual nature at $275 an hour for a 90 minute session, the Washington Post reported.
But Palfrey has also hinted that she has a record of the phone numbers of thousands of more than 10,000 customers that could embarrass more the a few of the US capital's high-fliers.
Last Friday, the State Department announced that Randall Tobias, the embattled head of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), was resigning for unspecified personal reasons. It later emerged that he stepped down after ABC questioned him about his use of Palfrey's escort service.
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